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San Sebastian

Approximately 250 small-scale coffee growers, members of the “Asociación de Productores de Café de Alta Calidad del Occidente del Huila”.
HISTORY

San Sebastian is a Colombian specialty coffee produced by small scale growers in the municipality of La Plata. The first formal settlements in the region came into existence in the late 16th century when the Spanish arrived to the region looking for gold but instead found silver, so hence the name “La Plata”, meaning “silver”. In the year of 1651, a parish named San Sebastian de La Plata was created by catholic priests, the name honours Sebastian de Belalcazar, a famous Spanish conquistador, as well as the silver found in the region.

Occicafe is the association responsible for the production of this coffee and was founded in 2003. It was the result of a merger of several coffee grower associations that existed in La Plata at the time. Caravela Coffee has a dedicated team working side-by-side with producers. Due to great potential in the region, we have implemented virtual educational spaces and a special program for coffee growers and their children to have easy access to education.

“This coffee is a great example of a balanced, round and sweet Colombian cup, with notes of dark chocolate, citrus peel, red cherries and caramel.”

Farm Varieties
Location
Country

Colombia

Municipality

La Plata

Department

Huila

Elevation

1,500 – 1,900 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

First semester: April-July
Second semester: November-January

Processing Method

Washed processat the farms.

Shade

Plantains, banana, Guamos and Cachimbo trees.

Drying Method

Fully sun-dried in covered patios and African beds.