La Estrella del Ostro

Around120 small-scale coffee producers

La Estrella del Ostro is a Colombian specialty coffee grown by various small-scale coffee growers from Belen. Belen is a small township located in the southern region of La Plata, Huila. These small-scale producers share the same microclimates, favorable for cultivating high quality coffee. “La Plata” translates to “The Silver” and reflects back to the time when the Spanish arrived to the region and opened a number of silver mines.

“La Estrella del Ostro” gets its name from the Star of the Southern Wind, which shines just above the mountain range where this coffee is grown. On a clear night, this bright star points towards the top of the mountain in La Plata.

Caravela Coffee has a dedicated agronomist as well as a quality analyst working side-by-side with the growers in this region. 

“This co ffee is juicy with a mix of caramel and fruity flavors. lt has sweet notes of lemongrass with a kiwi-like acidity, and a gingery finish.”

Farm Varieties
La Plata.
1,600 – 2,000 MASL
Technical info
First semester: April – July
Second semester: October – September.
Processing Method
Naturally fermented in cement tanks for 18-24 hours and then fully-washed in micro-mills at each farm.
Plantain, cachimbo, nogal and guamo trees (30% shade cover).
Drying Method
Fully sun-dried on each farm, on raised beds with plastic roofs.