At Hacienda La Rochela, coffee is a family heritage. The family from Valle del Cauca, Colombia, who are third and fourth generation coffee producers, are passionate about producing high quality coffee. They care about the environment, strive to keep the farm in harmony with the surrounding environment, and promote social opportunities for local people.
Tulua, Valle del Cauca
Finca La Rochela
1350 – 1650 m
Java, Pacamara, Bourbon Amarillo, Geisha, Rubi, Topacio
“During the harvest, local women help out on the farm picking coffee, and we try to create viable employment opportunities for those in need in our area. Our coffee cherries come from our coffee fields located in the northwestern mountains of Valle del Cauca, surrounded by a river, native trees and birds, where they are picked by local women, selected and then dried in the sun on our african beds.”
“We believe that coffee has the potential to bring people together because through a cup you can communicate the essentials, ideas and a way of life, wherever it travels.”
Pacamara is an exotic variety that originated in the 1950s in a research institute in El Salvador. Pacamara is a cross between Pacas and Maragogype and is characterized by its large, delicate beans and exotic flavor profile. This lot was processed in the classic dry method. The ripe cherries are gradually harvested and, after further sorting, are left to ferment in a bag for at least 24 hours. They are then gradually dried in net dryers, african beds or drying machines. The coffee has been processed and grown in the Cauca region, which is a gradually developing coffee region in Colombia where, until recently, it was not very safe and where the cultivation of fine coffee is still taking root.