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El Belén | Colombia | Espresso

We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening


Contributing Producers: Marleny Pechené, Diomedes Quinto, Humberto Volveras, Willian Quinto, Obeimar Quinto, Abelardo Lizcano

Region: Inzá

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Tabi

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1900 - 2100 MASL


This coffee was produced by six smallholder coffee producers from the region surrounding the small town of Belén, located within the municipality of Inzá in the state of Cauca, in the south of Colombia.


The farms that contributed to this lot are very small – on average just 1.5 hectares in size – and are located between 1900-2100m above sea level, in the steep, rugged hills that surround the town. Farmers in Belén benefit from abundant freshwater, thanks to the local Rio Negro (Black River) and its tributaries. The town has breathtaking views of Colombia’s highest volcano, Nevado del Huila, which sits at the point where the states of Huila, Tolima and Cauca meet.


The rich, volcanic soil of the region is ideal for agriculture and contributes to the excellent cup quality of coffees grown and processed here. Cool overnight temperatures result in dense beans, which are notable for their sweetness and complexity. Lower temperatures and high rainfall also influence processing techniques, with longer than usual ferment and drying times being necessary.

El Belén | Colombia | Espresso

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