Villamaría is a Colombian municipality located in the department of Caldas. The region is fed by numerous sources of water and natural resources. The producers that create Villamaría lots, are growing in number as word spreads of a system that ensures better prices, for reduced labour (selling cherry not processed parchment). ‘Jamaica’ washng station sits at a lower altitude of 1300 MASL, which is better suited to the processing of honey and natural coffees due to the hotter temperatures found there.
This station is focussed on the production of washed, honey, and natural lots. With the aid of Nuna dehydrator and mechanical drying systems, controlling humidity and temperature throughout the drying process aids the processing of honey and natural lots. The station processes coffee from 30 to 50 producers 500 metres further up the mountainside