Up in the mountains of the south of the Tolima Region, in a corner of the municipality of Planadas you’ll find the small town of Bilbao. It was a once a red zone because of the internal conflict but now it has found peace and prosperity, with one main source of income being coffee production.
Norvey de Jesus comes from a coffee growing family and today, he owns Finca La Bastilla, in this paradise for agriculture.
His life has been always linked with coffee and inherited the love for it through generations. He started from a young age as a cherry picker until eventually he was able to buy his own farm to have his own coffee plants.
It has been quite a ride, as at first, he just had the land but in 17 years he has been able to increase the size and build his own house. He’s been focussed on specialty coffee for the past 7 years.
At Finca La Bastilla, all the family is involved in the management of the farm and processing of the coffee.
Norvey de Jesus’ current and main goals are renewing a big part of his cultivar and maintaining quality.
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