Since 1994, this plantation has belonged to the VARGAS RESTREPO family, who—with the help of hardworking rural farmers—use time-tested methods handed down from their ancestors to grow the best Caturra(60%) and Castillo (40%) coffee beans. Together, they take pains to employ exemplary farming practices, to show respect for the environment, to know their employees’ worth, and above all else, to possess a deep knowledge of coffee beans.
These coffee crops, sown at altitudes between 1350 and 1850 meters above sea level, are caressed by warm winds off the Cauca River during the day and cool temperatures from the Choco jungle at night, leading to sweet, flavorful beans. From this volcanic soil, nourished by the river and the jungle, Las Acacias coffee plantation presents the world with a little piece of Colombia’s best: a sweet cup of coffee infused with the life, the experiences of the VARGAS RESTREPO family, and the hundreds of farmers whose work only enriches its flavour.
Las Acacias is a traditional washed coffee. The cherries are picked from the trees and sorted in a flotation tank, where any underripe, sticks and anything else floats to the top and is skimmed off, with the ripe clean cherries channelled into the de-pulper to separate the bean from the cherry. From there, the coffee is held in fermentation tanks before being dried to consistent moisture and readied for shipping. Las Acacias is a Rainforest certified farm, covering a variation in canopy height and diversity in flora.