FARM : Finca El Diviso
REGION : Huila, Pitalito
ALTITUDE : 1750 MASL
VARIETAL : Caturra & Red Bourbon
PROCESS : Washed
Five years ago, Nestor Lasso and his brother Adrian took over the family farm and branched out into speciality coffee and experimentation rather than growing commodity coffee like their parents. Today, at 22 and 24, the two brothers have teamed up with Jhoan Vergara, also the child of a coffee farmer, to create El Diviso. El Diviso brings together the two family farms, El Diviso (Nestor and Adrian Lasso) and Las Flores (Jhoan Vergara), close to the town of Pitalito, in the Huila region of Colombia. A working partnership, uniting their knowledge to improve quality.
“Beyond what speciality coffee brings economically, I have always had a passion for production. When I realized that speciality coffee offered a real possibility of economic development, and that in addition I could develop my knowledge of coffee production, and in particular the processes, I really got into it. I understand more or less how the market works partly through social networks, allowing us to see who is buying our coffees and how it is marketed abroad. What really makes the difference is the passion that the producer has for coffee. If you're not naturally passionate, you'll never get the trick!” Nestor Lasso.