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Origin Information

Grower
64 producers organized around Terra Verde
Variety
Castillo, Caturra, and Colombia
Region
Pitalito, Huila, Colombia
Harvest
October - February | May - August
Altitude
1300-1650 masl
Soil
Sandy loam
Process
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

Organic Huila Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from 64 producers with small farms in the municipality of Pitalito within the department of Huila.  Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds.  Imagine the harmony between these producers in farm management and post-harvest practices to achieve a clean and consistent blend. But also just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors.  An export company called Mastercol provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.