June 25, 2020

Finca Inmaculada, Colombia

In 2010 the Holguin family decided to create “Inmaculada Coffee Farms” in the small town of Pichinde (in the Andes Mountains). Inmaculada means Immaculate, and that's what the farm is - perfect!

Finca Inmaculada is surrounded by the Farallones Nationall Park. Nature, altitude, climate, and lots of work has turned the farm into the perfect environment for planting exotic coffee varieties. At an altitude of 1700 and 2000 m.a.s.l. there are 34 hectares of coffee and 11 hectares of forest.

In between the coffee there is a diverse cover of plants like: guamo, acacias, lemos, guabos, citrobella, and a legume shrub called tephrosia, making this a natural habitat and provides perfect shade for producing the most delicious exotic coffee beans. The shade trees provide organic material to keep the soil healthy, and the fruits favoured by birds. This management system, is often refered to as agroforestry: the interaction of agriculture and trees, including the agricultural use of trees.

The farm is designed in such a way that exotic coffee varieties grow very well (what Inmaculada specialises in). Only few farms in the world grow eugenioides, geisha, laurina and rume sudan. The quality is excellent, but yields are low and the plantations require meticulous attention to detail.

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