Las Nubes, located just 15 minutes outside of Pitalito in the township of Aqua Negra, was formed as a partnership of professionals from across the entire coffee chain:
– Claudia Samboni, co-owner of Aromas del Sur, which includes three coffee farms (Finca Monteblanco, Finca El Progreso, and Finca La Loma) and the Aromas del Sur dry mill
– Vicente Mejia, an exporter and trader with Clearpath Coffee
– Ricardo Pereira, COO of Ally Coffee
– Mark Trujillo, coffee roaster and owner of The Hub Coffee Co
The 27 hectare farm was purchased in 2020 and was already planted with Pacamara, Geisha, Pink Bourbon, and Caturra. While not in total disarray there was some love and attention needed to get some of the trees back into good shape.
The main building on the property has a covered drying space, an automated cherry floater, de-pulper and a mechanical silo, as well as a water collection system that stores water for everyday tasks and coffee processing. While this first harvest is awesome, expect more great things from Las Nubes over the years as their trees get healthier and they plant more varietals such as Mokka and Sudan Rume.