El Diviso Natural

Colombia / Natural


Whole Beans

Alluring, exotic and roasted for fruit forward filter brews. Plush with notes of tropical fruit, red berries and milk chocolate combine over a syrupy sweet mouthfeel.



Producer: Linarco Rodriguez Ospina
Region: Palestina, Palestina Municipality, Department of Huila, Colombia
Farm: El Diviso
Cultivar: Caturra
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1700m asl


The dramatic, lush, and beautiful forested valleys of the Huila region in the south west of Colombia are home to some distinctive and amazing specialty coffees.. These deep valleys help bring about unique flavour distinctions - caused by deep valley to deep valley variations in terroir and microfauna, along with each farmer having their own approach to processing their harvested coffee on their farms.

The town of Palestina is right in the heartland of Huila’s coffee production and Linarco Rodriguez is well regarded locally as one or the areas best producers. His approach to coffee farming represents a modern approach to specialty coffee in Colombia where quality and diversity of production process takes precedence over volume.

This is shown well by the cultivars he grows on El Diviso – Pink Bourbon, Caturra and Gesha. These are varieties grown for flavour, needing closer attention to keep the plants healthy. Each needs a different approach to processing after harvest too and this micro-lot is a very modern take on natural processing with the classic Caturra cultivar At the heart of modern natural processing is a controlled fermentation of the whole coffee fruit before drying starts. Linarco has perfected this process and the result in his coffee is a vibrant, exotic fruit bowl of a brew. The roast has been kept light to showcase exotic tropical fruit notes of guava, mango and pineapple. Bold, red forest fruit notes come through too over a milk chocolate base along with hints of caramel and vanilla. The ripe mandarin acidity is refined, balanced by a syrupy sweet mouthfeel, adding length and finesse to the finish This is a truly excellent representation of Huila’s best natural processing by one of its most accomplished producers and we recommend it’s enjoyed as filter or aeropress.