Elevation: 1,500 to 1,600 meters
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Mechanical Dryer
Harvest Start Month: June
Harvest End Month: August
Export Start Month: August
Export End Month: October
Considered to be in the heart of the "Coffee Triangle (or coffee axis)", Caldas is rich in coffee history. Colombia is a "World Heritage Site" when it comes to coffee. Eighteen urban settlements across six sites within the “coffee axis” and extending southwards into the Valle del Cauca department were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011 as the “Coffee Cultural Landscape”. These sites are representative of the entire coffee axis, preserving multiple different forms of traditional coffee growing, in addition to the culture of the region and the locations of several unique festivals.
Weather conditions (8 °C to 24 °C), geographical (Andean Rainforest) and the geological region, determine the production of high quality coffee, with relatively short harvest periods. Farmers in the area have developed techniques for growing, harvesting and processing of grain, and all done "grain by grain", and have retained this form of processing industry despite new techniques of mass agricultural industrialization.