- September - December
Colombia Huila Oporapa Rossembert Parra 2022
About the Coffee
Rossembert Parra is keenly curious about coffee innovation. As an ASOBOMBO association member, he brings youthful energy and several years of farming experience to the cooperative. On his 7.5-hectare farm in Oporapa, he cultivates Caturra, Colombia, and Bourbon varieties. This microlot, sourced in partnership with Lohas Beans, was grown at 1822masl and dried in parabolic driers for 16-20 days.
ASOBOMBO comprises 170 young producers bent on bringing generational change to Huila’s coffee community. Nearly half of them are women, and they all work together as one to strengthen their land with both traditional customs and modern approaches to agriculture. Their smallholder farms are nestled in the south of Huila, near the majestic Salto de Bordones waterfall, at altitudes ranging from 1600 to 2000 masl.
ASOBOMBO is headed by a team of five, dividing their work into representation, management, and quality control. Empowerment and independence are at the forefront of ASOBOMBO’s model, and they focus on agricultural guidance to develop better agronomy and fermentation practices. The producers are committed to organic agriculture as the pathway to achieving their dreams of high-value coffee and farm sustainability. With certification premiums, participating farmers can receive an average of 35% more income for their coffee.
About the Region
The Huila region is always a favorite when it comes to Colombian coffee. In addition to high-quality – often award-winning – coffee, Huila is also celebrated for its distinct cup profiles that feature bright acidity, sweetness, and fragrant aroma. As the largest specialty coffee producing department in Colombia, Huila’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil bears highly anticipated coffee each year for the global market.
With 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia is a fresh coffee powerhouse. The South American origin also has access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which is a unique blessing for shipping logistics. Read more in our Colombia Origin Report.
Region Oporapa, Huila
Caturra, Colombia, Bourbon
September - December