Olga Beltrán and her husband Guillermo don’t have the typical story of Colombian coffee growers. While many growers their age there have been living and working on their farms since they were quite young, at 56 Doña Olga decided to recover the values and traditions of her grandparents after inheriting a farm when her grandmother died. Since that day they’ve been living on the farm, renamed “La Abuela” (the grandmother), harvesting their 5000 coffee trees along as well as growing plantains and breeding rabbits. They even began roasting their crop and selling it locally to friends, family and neighbors.

In the past years, the two have found it more difficult to find skilled labor for coffee picking and processing equipment maintenance. So in 2014, they joined the Neighbors & Crops program at La Palma y El Tucan. They are now provided with a highly-trained coffee picking team, a state-of-the-art processing facility (where this coffee went through a meticulously monitored and controlled lactic fermentation process) and now are paid a higher price for their coffee. Not to mention, they have a bit more time to themselves to enjoy at “La Abuela.”

Tasting Notes

vanilla, peach, melon, toasted marshmallow

  • Cup Profile - sweet, complex, fruity
  • Country of Origin - Colombia
  • Growning Region - Cundinamarca
  • Cultivars - Castillo
  • Processing - Lactic Fermentation
  • Elevation - 1750 masl