ABOUT THE ORIGIN
The city of Chinchina is located in the Department of Caldas, Colombia. Caldas is geographically one of Colombia's smaller departments, but one that holds principal importance to the nation's established coffee industry. Caldas is home to several of the National Coffee Growers Federation's (FNC) key programs and Chinchina is the seat of the FNC's comprehensive research center, Cenicafe. Beyond official work by the FNC, Chinchina is on the forefront of Colombia's rapidly modernizing coffee industry.
Coffee from Chinchina enjoys prime conditions for growing specialty coffee: fertile volcanic soil, regular rainfall, high elevations, and none of the complicated transport logistics faced by more secluded locations.