Tarqui Cup 8th Place Manzano by Belisario Osorio
Tarqui is one of our main focus areas in Huila. It is in the Central Cordillera of the Andes Mountains, with coffee growing in altitudes up to 2000 masl, and with rich and varied micro climates. In the northern part the main harvest is in July-August and the mitaka or mid-harvest is in November-December. In the southern parts this is reversed. This means it is possible to have fresh coffee in from Tarqui all year. The farmers are small, having 1-3 hectares each, and are often organized in groups. We have two major producer groups of 10-20 farmers that we work with, as well as individual producers in different areas.