Here are some images from our trip to Colombia. These shots reflect both the topography and the natural beauty of coffee growing regions. The Java Republic team travelled from Bogota to Neiva airport in Huila province, staying in the town of Pitilita, visiting the Tolima, Huila and Palistina farming regions.
We’ll be making another trip in 2018, this time to Kenya. If you want to see our progress on this journey, follow Java Republic on social media or visit javarepublic.com/insights when we finalise our itinerary.
The Java Republic team visit a 9 hectare farm in Huila
From the first beans we bought nearly 20 years ago, Java Republic has done more than most to connect with the farmers and families who cultivate and harvest our coffee beans.
Coffee plants at seven months old.
Caturra coffee tree / cherry
As part of this promise, we make regular trips to see for ourselves how and where our coffee grows. These trips are hard work – but they tell a powerful story about the harsh reality of coffee farming, and the extraordinary lengths our farmers go to for your daily fix of caffeine.
Beginning of wet milling process
Ledger of picked coffee cherries delivered
Coffee seedlings at two months old. Mature plants will produce coffee after 5 to 7 years of growth.
Java Republic team climbing steep coffee slopes.