At 2,200 meters above sea level, in the Nariño region, is located, in the province of Buesaco, the most active volcano in Colombia, the Galeras. At this height, warm winds from the Pacific Ocean blow through the valley and prevent the plants from freezing. Due to the drastic change in temperature, coffee plants go into survival mode and undergo a metabolic process that results in a very distinctive flavor.
Almost 2,500 families grow coffee in this territory. Their farms do not exceed two hectares, creating an extremely selected product in which the producers personally take care of the harvesting, fertilizing and planting efforts. Small producers often produce washed coffee that undergoes a fermentation process for 12 to 16 hours before drying on rooftops or African beds for a period of 8 to 14 days.