Andino Especial


The department of Huila is a big player in the production of coffee in Colombia, having amazing agroclimatic conditions being bordered on the east and west by mountain ranges, and traversed by the mighty Magdalena River. On the southern part you’ll find the corregimiento of Bruselas, which is part of the municipality of Pitalito. Bruselas counts with some incredible conditions as it is close to the Macizo Colombiano where the Andes diverts into the three mountain ranges or cordilleras of Colombia and being also the birthplace of the five main rivers of Colombia such as the Magdalena and Cauca Rivers. The production of coffee has brought Bruselas notoriety, and specially of quality coffee, becoming the main economic income in the area. Bruselas is the corregimientos that produ-ces more volume of coffee in the Andes Region, hence the name of the brand: Andino Especial. It is a place with hard working coffee growers, where the knowledge has been passed through genera-tions as many of the farms. The steep and rugged mountains, plus the climate and people make this coffee outstanding and special from the heart of the Colombian Andes.

Caravela started working with coffee growers in Bruselas in the early 2000’s and ocially opened the warehouse in 2015. Constantly working together with coffee growers through our Quality and PECA to achieve good qualities of all our grades.

“Red ripe fruits, blackberries, panela sweet, citric, orange acidity, creamy body and a fruity after-taste”

Farm Varieties
Average Farm Size

3 Hectares




1,300 – 1,900 MASL

Technical info

First semester: May – August
Second semester: October – January

Processing Method



Guamo and Cachingos.

Drying Method

Sun-dried on parabolic covered patios and raised beds.