Farm info

Ecoterra Nariño Association, also known as La Jacoba, works with 100 coffee producing families in the Nariño Department of Colombia. These families have farms averaging 2 hectares in size throughout many municipalities in the department, including La Unión, Cartago, San Lorenzo, Colón Génova, Arboleda and San Pedro Cartago.

La Jacoba’s objective is to expand the supply of Organic certified coffee from Colombia, including from some of the country’s best known regions like Nariño. The project is designed to make positive environmental, social, and economic impacts by offering premiums for certified Organic coffees, investing in reforestation, offering training in environmentally-friendly agricultural practices, and improving the infrastructure of coffee production and housing for members.

Coffee from La Jacoba undergoes traditional Washed processing and is dried in marquesinas to a humidity of 11.5%.



Nariño is one of Colombia’s 32 Departments. It shares a southern border with Ecuador and is home to thousands of smallholder coffee producing families. Colombia’s three ranges of Andean mountains converge in Nariño, presenting ideal altitudes and fertile soil for high grown Arabica production.

Nariño’s geography and proximity to coastal and land borders have historically transformed it into a corridor for illicit trade routes, resulting in unwarranted violence against residents of remote mountain farms. Today, thanks to the particularly resilient and fearless spirit of Nariño’s farmers, the small region is a respected nucleus of coffee innovation.