Altitude: 1.600 – 2.100
Varieties: Castillo and Colombian Variety (Variedad Colombia)
Farm: El Recuerdo and La Esperanza

Salgar is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains that Colombians refer to as the small Medellin . However it is also a town that has been affected badly in the recent past by social and environmental problems. The town was occupied by guerrilla forces, and in 1983 and the father of a soon-to-be president Uribe was murdered there. More recently a tragedy occurred when 20% of the population was displaced due to an avalanche that caused major flooding in the river of Salgar, “El Barroso.” During this time coffee remained the only viable alternative for the people of Salgar to earn a living. The community displayed perseverance, overcoming challenge after challenge that was placed in their hands. New generations were born and raised around this culture of working together, turning Salgar into an epicenter of coffee production.

In February 2018 coffee produced by Salgar took first place in Antioquia’s Taza de la Excelencia (Cup of Excellence) which shows that their professionalism and hard work has paid off.


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