Colombian coffee carries a strong reputation for consistency, and Jesus Achicue's coffee does not disappoint .
approx 2000 MASL
For those into the farm details
The Municipality of Paez in Cauca is an area of land that sits high on a Colombian plateau called the 'Macizo Colombiano'. This area is perfect for growing specialty coffee as altitudes reach over 2000 masl.
Coffee was introduced here at the end of the 18th Century. It is the main source of income for local communities especially as the region has begun to open with the settling of the violence and civil war.
This region which has many indigenous inhabitants there is a program called Pazadentro (Peace within) which works within the municipalities of Inza, Paez and Totoro in this corner of Cauca. The program is there supported by the European Union to help promote sustainable production in and improve the socio-economic standards of the inhabitants of these lands. The fund is aimed to help secure peace through small holder agriculture and commerce to which coffee is one. The coffee farmers in this region have received help with training and new equipment to improve their knowledge and quality of coffee production.