300 small-scale coffee growers with farms of no more than 2 hectares
Inzá is a municipality located in a sacred valley that sits below the elevated mountainsthat separate Huila and Cauca. More than 14 centuries of history and tradition of nativeindigenous tribes make Inzá ones of Colombia’s richest archaeological treasures, home tothe archeological park of Tierradentro. These indigenous cultures chose Inza as theirhome because it is a place where many rivers converge, making this territory a fertile andmagical place.
Although Inzá is located remotely, it is definitey a place worth visiting. This region hasethnic diversity, an amazing artisanal culture, stunning views, and of course, one ofColombia’s best coffees. Coffee growers in this area used to sell their coffee tointermediaries, who blended it and sold it as “Coffee from Huila”. In 2003, Caravelastarted buying coffee directly from a group of small but passionate coffee producers fromthe region and selling it as a single–origin to roasters around the world, with fulltransparency and traceability. For us, coffees from Inza are special because of the long–standing relationships that we have forged and the impact that these have generated onthe lives of hundreds of families and on communities once forgotten.
“La Piramide is an intensely sweet and balanced coffee, with citric, strawberry, redapple and floral notes, a syrupy milk chocolate body and sugar cane sweetness.”
1,700 – 2,000 MASL
First semester: May-July
Second semester: October- January
Traditional fully-washed process in micro mills at each farm.
Cachimbo, Nogal, and Guamo trees (40% shade cover).
Fully sun-dried in shade covered green-house type drying patios or Kenyan beds.