El Sombrero

10 small-scale coffee producers, members of Asociación de Caficultores Especiales de la Cuenca del Rio Suaza

Spanned between the Andes Mountains and the Nevado del Huila volcano, lays several farms of 15 small producers from suaza, this coffee demontrates how microclimate and individual small producers can give  special character to their coffees. El sombrero differs from the rest of coffees in huila because for its delicate and unique profile.

The municipality of Suaza is well known for its old tradition of creating handcrafts. “El Sombrero de Suaza” translates “Suaza’s hat” and it’s the most popular handmade product elaborated by artisans in Suaza since the nineteenth century. On 2015, this handcraft received the designation of origin “Colombia”, making it a typical, authentic and original Colombian product. This makes hat-wearing in Suaza also very popular, especially for coffee growers.

“El Sombrero is a perfect mix of savory and sweet. It has notes of blackberry, jam and cherry flavors with a crisp and clean acidity”.

Farm Varieties



1,500 – 1,900 MASL

Technical info

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

Processing Method

Traditionally fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm. Naturally fermented in cement tanks in for 18-24 hours.


Plantain, banana, Guamos and Cachimbo trees.

Drying Method

100% sun-dried at each farm in green house and roof drying patios with beds and plastic mesh floor.