Huila is a province in southwestern Colombia that lies between the Eastern and Central mountain ranges. The Magdalena river winds its way through the entire region, which is also home to Colombia’s second highest peak: the Nevado del Huila volcano. With an average temperature of 65°F year-round and fertile soil that also contains a variety of rich mineral resources, Huila boasts a vibrant agricultural industry.
Los Naranjos was formed in 2001 when some of the local farmers joined together with the intention of improving their managerial skills and gaining access to the elusive “specialty coffee market.” It is now a cooperative of 97 small-hold farmers who produce a total of around 2000 bags of coffee per year.
Each farm is an average of 1.5 hectares in size and coffee plants are grown on a plateau ranging in elevation between 1,600 and 1,900 meters. Coffee beans are all fully washed, patio sun-dried, and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality beans. Producers’ facilities are remarkably clean and they do all of the pulping, fermenting, and drying on-site at their farms.
This washed Colombian coffee is a super juicy coffee. With orange & cane sugar sweetness, finish with floral aftertaste. A lovely coffee to start your day!