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Nilson Pillimué

Our exporting partner in Colombia, Pergamino Coffee Exporters, have been working with the Pillimué family in Inzá for roughly ten years. The small urban area of San Antonio is home to the family and is also the hub where producers bring their coffee. The family have worked to gather producers, support them, and teach them about how to grow high quality coffee. The Pillimués work to connect these producers to exporters like Pergamino. Thanks to their community involvement, Pergamino now works with over 250 producers in Inzá, helping them earn more for their coffee and creating a bright future for the community.

  • Farm Nilson Pillimué
  • Varietal Caturra, Tabi
  • Process Fully washed
  • Altitude 2,000 metres above sea level
  • Town / City San Antonio, Inzá
  • Region Cauca
  • Owner Nilson Pillimué
  • Tasting Notes Juicy blackberries and currants, floral, red grape with honey, chocolate and hints of spices.
  • Farm Size 5 hectares
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Nilson Pillimué

Specifically, Nilson is the youngest son of the Pillimué family, and owns his farm, Finca El Salado, which neighbors with his family’s farm. Nilson and his wife, Paola, manage the five hectares of coffee whilst also maintaining the warehouses in San Antonio and Pedregal for the 250 other producers in the area. He is a crucial part of the relationships Pergamino maintains with these producers and helps teach them about cupping and coffee quality in addition to providing them with a reliable relationship with an exporter.

About Colombia

Colombia is the third largest coffee-producing country in the world, and thanks to its vast array of unique microclimate, are able to have harvests throughout the year.

Commercial coffee cultivation began in the mid-1830s and spread so rapidly that throughout the twentieth century coffee already became the country’s leading export. A mountainous topography and many tropical micro-climates contribute greatly to Colombia’s reputation for ideal growing conditions, which – in turn – have helped Colombia establish itself as a recognisable origin around the world.

The diversity of coffee and profiles found across Colombia is enormous and coffee is harvested practically year-round depending on the region. The main harvest takes place from October to February with November and December being the peak months. There is also a second fly (or ‘mitaca’) crop several months later, again varying by region and microclimate.