Located some 90 km north-east of the colonial city ofPopayánlies the municipality of Inza, in the Department of Cauca. Based in the centre of the western and eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes, right in between the Nevado de Purace and the Nevado del Huila (an active volcano).
This beautiful region of Colombia is where some two thousand coffee growers call home. These farmers cultivate coffee on the slopes of the mountains overlooking the canyon of the Paez river and the Nevado del Huila, at altitudes between 1,700 and 2,000 masl.
Until 2004 all the coffees grown here were sold in humdrum lots as Huila coffee. Then in 2004, an association of the farmers (ASORCAFE) was created. They set up their own warehouses and started purchasing their member's production, eliminating the middlemen and selling their coffee directly in Popayán obtaining better prices. Virmax started working with them soon after, educating them on how to improve the quality of their coffee, training 2 cuppers from the association and setting up a cupping lab.
Their coffee was also named Colombian La Piramide from Cauca Relationship Coffee, a name that comes from the many piramid-shaped mountains that can be found in the region. Thanks to this work, the coffee from Inza is slowly becoming well known in Colombia and the world, the members of Asorcafe and their community are finally receiving the profits and recognition that they deserve.
This washed Colombian coffee is a super fruity juicy coffee. With fruity notes of pear, cherry, raspberry & citrusy finish. A lovely coffee to start your day!