Las Hermosas is the delicious result of a socially responsible and sustainable Colombian coffee project with a community of 32 family farms in the lush Tolima Region. These growers receive a premium for every pound of coffee they produce for community infrastructure and quality development and assurance. Las Hermosas is a limited-supply coffee named in honor of a nearby National Park that has played a key role in preserving Colombia's biodiversity.
The initiative started with our roaster's search for a consistent source for the finest Colombian coffee. This source was found with a farming co-op based in the village of Libano. These farmers benefit from the ideal climate, soil and elevation of their area, while taking great pride in their careful cultivation, harvesting and processing techniques. The result is a coffee that embodies everything that connoisseurs look for in a Colombian bean: very strong aroma, medium body and a fresh, slightly sweet quality.
In addition to paying a fair price for this coffee, this co-op is receiving assistance to develop the infrastructure they need to compete with larger corporate farms. The first project will be the construction of a cupping laboratory for coffee analysis. The testing equipment in this lab will help these independent farmers to remain self-sufficient, maintain their quality and continue to earn a premium price for their product.
Enjoy the delicious aroma and smooth, bright flavor of Colombia Las Hermosas and know that while you're supporting your organization, you are supporting a sustainable specialty coffee project.