El Jordán

100 small coffee growers, members of ASOPAP, ASOPEP, Café del Macizo, ACEDGA, Specialty

Beneath the shadows of the beautiful Nevado del Huila, lies the small town of Gaitania, home to 100 small-scalecoffee growers responsible for theEl Jordan blend. The influence of this active volcano has given this region rich volcanic soils and sheer mountain formations, resulting in a rangemicro-climates.Thefertile lands and mild climate, combined with strong dedication from these producers, result in a unique cup profile. Despite safety and security issues in the past, due to the guerrilla presence in the region for over four decades, these coffee growers have always grown their coffee with pride and care.

Caravela started working with El Jordan on 2003 after seeing the excitement of these farmer to produce high quality coffee. Since then, we have implemented diverse training projects, workingwith them to help maximize the potential of their coffees. As a consequence, some of its members have been Cup of Excellence finalists several times.

“A coffee with a distinct character. Bright sparkling citric acidity reminiscent of grapefruit and peach is complemented with caramel and toasted almond notes. Its velvety and chocolaty body along with a long refreshing finish make it an all-day, everyday coffee.

Farm Varieties
1,500 – 1,900 MASL
Technical info
1st Semester: April – June
2nd Semester: October – December.
Processing Method
Fully washed and naturally fermented for 18 24 hours in micromills at each farm.
Plantain, cachimbo, nogal and guamo trees (30% shade cover).
Drying Method

Fully sundried in each farm, using greenhouse type drying patios.