Coffee Origin: Huila, Colombia, South America
Coocentral is a large, well-organized cooperative that buys over 10.2 million kilograms of parchment coffee from 16,625 members throughout the department of Huila, Colombia. The department of Huila is located in south-central Colombia in the municipalities of: Gigante, Garzón, Agrado, Pital, Tarquí, Guadalupe, and Suaza. This area is known for producing a higher-altitude coffee in a more temperate climate. Coocentral provides trainings and technical assistance for members, both in person and through a magazine published by the cooperative that provides market information and technical tips.
This coffee comprises three Arabica varietals which thrive in the high-altitude, shade-grown rainforest environment: Caturra (80%), Variedad Colombia and Castillo, grown on small shareholder plots at an average altitude of 1700 meters.