The Arhuaco are a unique community living in an indigenous reserve in the Sierra Nevada in Colombia Its snow-covered peaks reach an altitude of 5,557 meters. When the Spanish conquistadors came, the Arhuaco survived undefeated by retreating to their mountains. They still speak their language and teach their ancient knowledge. The Arhuaco live in harmony with nature and pass on their knowledge & teachings about this way of life – using coffee as a means of communication.
The Arhuaco have established their own bio-fertilizer factory to provide organic nutrients to their farms. There is a young agronomist working in this organic factory who is now even more involved with fermentation: she takes microorganisms from the soil, filters them through pineapples so that only those that like sweet, acidic environments thrive, and these microorganisms are then used to ferment with coffee.