Santa Maria, Huila, South of Colombia

1750-2200 m.a.s.l

Caturro, Typica, Colombia

Los Osos is a tribute to the restoration and protection of biodiversity in Santa Maria, Huila, particularly in the surrounding “buffer” area near the National Park Nevados de Huila. Named after the endangered Spectacled Bear, also known as the “Andean Bear,” this lot symbolizes the region’s unique wildlife.

The Coffee Quest Colombia has been working with local organizations to raise awareness among coffee farmers about conservation and sustainable practices. Preserving the habitat of these wild and endangered species, such as the Andean Bars, will indirectly protect other species in the area.

Santa Maria, nestled in the mountainous region of Northern Huila, has overcome a troubled past marked by isolation and conflicts. The farmers here demonstrate unwavering dedication to their craft, inspiring us to find a fitting market for their coffee. Now, they have the opportunity to invest in their future and think long-term, and we are proud to support their journey.

Our Added Value Approach

The remote geographical location, as well as the isolation, has kept the village away from outside influence. The coffee production here remained untouched for over 20 years. As a result, farmers are still growing mostly old-school coffee varieties such as Caturra and Typica (almost no Castillo), which are a much better fit for specialty coffee. 

The Coffee Quest actively supports projects funded by Parque Nacional Nevado del Huila, aiming to:

  • combat water pollution
  • enhance waste recycling in coffee production
  • implement organic or nearly organic fertilization methods
  • reforest with native and fruit trees for shade and biodiversity
  • improve soil quality

Our involvement includes workshops, training, farm visits, financial aid for eco-washers to conserve water, and a nursery for nurturing young native trees. Additionally, The Coffee Quest is implementing a program that aligns with the National Park’s efforts to protect endangered species by supporting and training coffee farmers in transitioning to organic farming, reducing chemical usage, and promoting nature conservation awareness.

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Our transparency report for every coffee is available on request. Get in touch with us for an in-depth look at our ethical and sustainable sourcing practices!

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