Peñas Blancas


The department of Huila is a privileged region of Colombia nestled between the eastern and central cordillera with a big agricultural input for the national economy. In the south, the main city is Pitalito, a crossroad for the movement of people and products from the south of Colombia, Cauca and Huila. Also, this municipality is the biggest producer of coffee in Colombia with amazing quality and profiles. This has been possible along the years because of its climatic conditions, rich soils, and people. On the eastern side of Pitalito, on the cordillera you’ll find the Peñas Blancas, a cliff and mountainous formation of color white that crosses other surrounding municipalities. It is a diverse and rich area with abundant water sources, where most of the coffee producers of this brand are located. It has a humid climate with a temperature that varies from 18oC to 23oC during the year with rich volcanic soils, all this conditions ideal for coffee production. The most common varieties found here are Caturra, Colombia and Castillo, but also in a lesser volume Pink Bourbon, Bourbon and Gesha.

Caravela has been working alongside coffee producers in this area since 2004. From the beginning, when Peñas Blancas started, it was with 30 producers whose number has grown since then.

 “Peñas Blancas has notes of red apple, grapes, caramel, vanilla, aromatic and honey, with a mandarin acidity, velvety body and a lasting after taste.“

Farm Varieties
Average Farm Size

4 Hectares






1,300 – 1,900 MASL

Technical info

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

Processing Method




Guamo, Cachingo, Nogal and fruit trees

Drying Method

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