$25.00 – $79.00
Have you considered a subscription?
Region: Acevedo, Huila
Notes: Red berries, panela, lime
Coffee Story: In 1990, Colombia opened its doors to the international economy. Domestic producers all over the country suffered a tough blow as a wide variety of products had to start competing in the market with cheap foreign imports. Even coffee farmers, despite some important leverage within the agroindustry—namely a promise of purchase by the National Federation of Coffee Growers—were having a hard time since the coffee pact was broken in 1989. The instability of coffee’s new commodity index, traded daily on the NY stock exchange from ‘89 until today, had small and medium producers walking a tight line toward bankruptcy.
Don Gabriel Castaño lived through this situation and, like many other Colombians devoted himself entirely to coffee.
Gabriel and his wife Carmen have six children—four daughters and two sons—all of whom have followed in their parents’ footsteps and become coffee producers in their own right. This specific lot came from second-oldest sister Yamileth who lives near the family farm, as do her siblings. Yamileth was the last one to get into the family business. 35-year-old Marili is the eldest, followed by Yamileth, then Sorany, who is followed in line by 29-year-old Yorlady, and by brothers Gabriel and Jeffer- son. We have had the great pleasure this year and last, to be able to buy from not only the Don Gabriel, but also from three of the four sisters, as well as from Jefferson. We believe in creating long-lasting , multi-generational relationships with our partner producers and this family is a pioneering example of this model.
View all coffees from Reuben Hills
This coffee will be roasted fresh for you. Reuben Hills will roast your coffee on Monday or Tuesday and dispatch Wednesday.