We mine Huila Department coffees fairly heavily in our sourcing of Colombian coffees -- looking at you Los Guacharos. And Alma Mora measures up. Sweet, fruity, juicy and sporting a healthy brownie body, this Alma Mora top lot is grown by 45 small holder farmers (35 men and 10 women), in the southern Huila community of Palestina, some 45 minutes south of Pitalito.
Southern Huila is where the Andes split into three separate ranges (cordilleras), running south to north at the caribbean cost. Here you find the headwaters of some of the Colombia's largest rivers, including the Magdalena and the Guarapas. Tree density is low with most farms not having more than 4.000 trees per hectare. The altitude of the farms ranges from 1500 meters to 1900 meters above sea level. Varieties grown are mostly Caturra and Colombia variety, and all the farms have extensive shade from local trees like walnut and guayacan.