COLOMBIA // LA PLATA
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The Huila region of Colombia is naturally blessed with optimal coffee growing geography, but this lot is also produced by a dedicated, forward-thinking group of farmers who really make the difference.
Just a few years ago, a small group of smallholders left their regional cooperative to establish their own organisation 'Aprocoagrosh'. They believed their passion for coffee farming and attention to detail would produce some of Colombia's finest coffee, worthy of micro-lot separation and the specialty market. The growers knew that their previous coop wasn’t making full use of this potential and didn’t represent the interest of all its growers. Now, in just a few short years the new coop has doubled, as other local farmers see the benefit of this new market.
The producers here are overwhelmingly small-scale, with approximately 80% of producers from the region farming coffee on less than 3 hectares of land. These small farms are tended by individual families with labour only very rarely being contracted out. This leads to more thorough and intensive management practices and great pride in the final product.
Farm: 15 smallholders
Variety: Primarily Caturra & Colombia
Altitude: 1,900 + masl
Proc. Method: Fully Washed & dried on parabolics and raised beds