Norbey Quimbayo first started out in coffee working as a picker at different farms across Huila and also providing lunch for the workers. In 2005, he was given the opportunity to buy a portion of what is now his farm, La Esmeralda. The income Norbey received from growing coffee on his section of the farm allowed him to continue expanding his coffee plantation to the size it is now: 18 hectares where besides coffee he also produces plantain and some fruit trees such as lime and mandarin. A diverse ecosystem ensures healthy soil and plenty of shade for all the crops to grow.
In 2010, Norbey stepped into the world of Specialty Coffee production and started planting exotic varieties such as Gesha, Papayo and Pink Bourbon among others. Norbey tells us that shifting his focus to producing Specialty Coffee was the best decision he could have made. Since making the change, he has experienced greater premiums for his work and gained international recognition for his coffees.
As you might have noticed; we really like the pink bourbon variety. It’s sweet, sophisticated and complex. You will find lots of sweet and floral notes in this coffee and we hope you appreciate it as much as we do.