My grandparents arrived to the south of Huila and settled in the Vergil and Brasil regions, in the town of Suaza, where they began cultivating the land they acquired. Years later they began growing coffee, a variety knows as Tipica. Coffee quickly became the chief crop and their main source of income.
The coffee journey is completely artisanal and developed by the family members; making seedbeds, planting trees, hand picking coffee fruit in fique baskets, pulping in manual operated machines, fermenting and washing beans in wooden tanks, and finally naturally sun drying the coffee.
It is a process full of passion, part of the family tradition my father taught me and of which, I Cesar Andres González fell in love with.
I was born in the town of Acevedo, southern Huila, where I lived in the farm with my parents. The coffee farm was beautiful, surrounded by trees and beautiful colorful birds. The scent of the mountains, the soft melody of the birds in the morning and the delicious fragrance of freshly brewed coffee, ignited in me a passion for coffee.
As time passed, and with my parent’s blessing, I completed my university studies and began to build a family of my own, however, my love for coffee never waned. With my wife’s help, I searched for ways to give back to my family and community for all the love and support they provided through the years. This quest gave birth to YAIRO, a tribute to the passion and dedication of coffee growers.
YAIRO is the name given to the jaguar by the aboriginal Wanano tribe. The jaguar is the mythological creature that allows our indigenous people to transform and experience nature’s power. We wish to energize your day with our coffee and service. We welcome you to join YAIRO in the transformation of our farmers as we create environmental sustainability and food self-sufficiency programs, promote fair trade, share knowledge to improve processes and quality of our product. When we put our mind and heart into what we do, our community will grow each day.
We are searching for people in Colombia and around the world who seek to experience coffee in a different way: discover its roots, understand its flavors, and get closer to the artisans who produce it.
Partners in our quest to positively impact the lives of our farmers by recognizing the love, effort and environmental awareness with which they produce specialty coffee
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