Our coffee plantation is located in the township of Caloto in the Municipality of Paicol within Colombia’s beautiful, mountainous province of Huila.
Our beautiful coffee trees grow on 25 hectares of land that range between the altitudes of 1450m – 1600m.
The coffee trees grow amongst orange, mandarin and banana trees, sugar cane and tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple and guama (yes, there is a fruit called guama!). This adds to the coffee’s unique flavour, distinct sweetness and brightness.
Castillo is an environmentally friendly, high-yielding cross between Caturra and Timor hybrid varieties.
Castillo provides distinctive quality features such as higher bean density and size. It is also resistant to pests and diseases like rust (roya) and the Coffee Bean Disease (CBD).
In blind cupping events, our Castillo coffee has outscored the Caturras grown in the same region that are picked and processed under the same conditions.
We make decisions and take actions that are in the interest of protecting and preserving our land, sources of water and natural vegetation.
Our sustainable farming practices include reusing plant products as fertilizer, minimizing energy usage, preserving our natural forests, safely eliminating waste, and prohibiting hunting and mining
on our land.