Luis Anibal is a second-generation coffee grower born in Acevedo, Huila. He started working on his family's farm at a young age. He is constantly innovating and experimenting with different ways to improve the quality of his coffee.
It wasn't always an easy ride. To grow his coffee production, Luis took a loan to purchase his neighbour's property. Unfortunately, the C-priced started to drop and he was forced to sell the land to pay back 40% of the loan.
In 2011, he was at risk to lose his remaining farm to the bank. He needed to improve his financial situation by working with Primaveral (Specialty Coffee Association) and started growing Geisha with the hope that it could give him the breakthrough he needed. With great care, patience and passion, the first harvest of his Geisha trees was a success. With this success, he decided to plant more exotic lot coffees on his farm.
Luis Anibal is one of the first producers in Huila to produce high-end micro-lots as well as experiment with alternative processing methods. His commitment to quality has led him to invest in infrastructure and technology, which has put his farm at the forefront of specialty coffee production in Colombia.