Buena Vista


  • Country: Colombia (Huila)
  • Processing: Fully washed
  • Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
  • Altitude: 1170 MASL
  • Farmer: Luz Mila Mosquera
  • Roast: 95 agtron (very light)
  • Tasting notes: Milk chocolate, apple & vanilla

Luz Mila Mosquera planted Yellow Bourbon trees at Finca Buena Vista knowing their high quality potential. Since then, they’ve cultivated coffee with an eye towards specialty quality lots and this Yellow Bourbon Fully washed lot lives up to that potential with notes of milk chocolate, apple & vanilla.

Luz Mila Mosquera inherited the farm from their parents, who used to grow Yellow Bourbon. Their parents had cut down the Yellow Bourbon plants, not realizing the high quality potential they offered. Recognizing the potential Yellow Bourbon held on the specialty market, Luz grew Yellow Bourbon trees on the 1,170 meters above sea level farm, Finca Buena Vista.

Luz is a member of Asobombo Cooperative. Grupo Asociativo El Bombo Pitalito Inza, Asombombo for short, was founded by Luis Alfredo Diaz to increase market access and attain fair, sustainable prices for their coffee. Today, their members across Huila, Caquetá, Cauca and Nariño are Organic certified and sell their coffees with Asobombo to garner higher prices for their hard work.

Harvest & Post-Harvest

Luz selectively handpicks ripe, red cherry and processes it on the farm to ensure the highest quality coffee. They pulp cherry and ferment coffee for 32 hours in traditional tanks. Following fermentation, coffee is washed in clean water and dried in parabolic dryer. Parchment is raked frequently. It takes approximately 15 days for parchment to dry.

About Huila

The Huila region is one of the most well-known coffee growing areas of Colombia. The Department of Huila has a population of 1.125 million and is located in the southwest of the country. The capital of the department is Neiva, a city of about 380,000.

Along with Cauca and Nariño, Huila is one the three departments where the Colombian Massif is located. A massif is a group of mountain ranges and the Colombian Massif, which is known locally as Nudo de Almaguer, provides up to 70% of safe drinking and agricultural water for the Colombian population.

The Magdalena River, Colombia’s largest river, runs through the region, providing plenty of water for coffee farming and generating (directly and indirectly) up to 86% of Colombia’s GDP. The mountain range also features the fertile volcanic soil so typical to the Andean Mountains.