El Quebradon

130 small-scale coffee growers

In the south of the department of Huila, nearby Pitalito, we will arrive to the municipality of Palestina, a place surrounded by mountains in the skirt of the easter mountain range of Colombia. In this agricultural paradise, is where we will find 100 coffee growing families who contribute to El Quebradón, with coffee from their farms that range from 2 to 4 hectares. Although this area has several economic activities such as avocado, cattle and others, coffee is the main activity. Most of this coffee producers come from families of coffee tradition and heritage. They have been learning from generation through generation about coffee, running through the coffee fields, seeing their grandparents and parents live and sustains their families with coffee. Additionally, some of the coffee producers have come from different regions of Colombia such as Caquetá, Nariño, Cauca and Tolima, choosing Palestina for being a garden of Eden and spectacular place for agriculture.

Some of these farmers are from indigenous communities of the department of Cauca who came in the 1930’s and 1940’s in search of better opportunities. With this melting pot and diversity, there is a mix of knowledge between traditional farmers and indigenous cultures, that have enabled the production of amazing coffee. All these coffee producers, have dedicated these last years to work their coffee with detail and organization, achieving great quality coffees, acquiring consistency year after year. Another important factor is their production of coffee with a profound respect for the environment and conservation of the nature surrounding their farms. Drinking this coffee is a support to this coffee culture and for it to last over time in Palestina.

“El Quebradón has notes of butterscotch, yellow fruits, flower of coffee, peach with a medium and silky body and high acidity, with notes of honey in the aftertaste.

Farm Varieties





1,650 – 1,850 MASL

Technical info

First semester: May – July
Second semester: October – December

Processing Method

Fully washed.


Semi-shaded with Plantain and cedars.

Drying Method

Sun and air-dried on parabolic patios and raised beds.