|Altitude:||1,550 metres above sea level|
|Farm:||Finca El Alto De La Cruz|
Finca El Alto de la Cruz, the coffee farm, the family house, and food production is truely a collaborative effort by the Clavijo family and friends, with 2 women in charge of the coffee production, Nelcy and Negrita. The Clavijos are from the city of Armenia, about 6 hours north, but were among the first mestizos (non-indigenous) to come to the then frontierland with coffee seeds when Nelcy was a child. They have been producing coffee as a family and, though there have been ups and downs over the years, enjoying a wholesome life in these breathtaking mountains.
Gaitania is famous among Colombians for being the birthplace of the FARC. Gaitania is extremely remote, several hours and geographically separated from the nearest city. The region is pristine and the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful and unique to other regions of Colombia, with steep, sharp mountain peaks in the shadow of the Nevado del Huila, the perpetually snow-capped volcano that gives Gaitania fertile, volcanic soil.