Huila is known for producing some of the best coffees in Colombia. Coming from a variety of small farms throughout the region, this coffee is grown under the canopy of the rainforest. Farmers and their families have access to housing and healthcare and their children have access to schools closeby. Additionally, wildlife is protected through enforcing strict no-hunting rules on farms. The result is delicious coffee that helps promote sustainability at the farm level.
Cooperative – Cooperativa de Caficultores del Sur del Tolima
Grade – Excelso EP
Processing – Washed. 80% Sundried and 20% mechanical drying (due to rainfall)
Certification – Rainforest Alliance
Coffee growers – 259
Average Altitude – 1,400 – 1,750 meters
Average Farm Size – 5.6 hectares
Coffee growing area – 1,463 hectares
Rainfall – 1,400 mm
Soil – Volcanic soil with high levels of organic matter.
Plant varietal – 70% Caturra, and 30% Castillo