Jose Uribe Lasso purchased Finca El Diviso in the early 2000s when he moved from Nariño to escape the violence there. For Jose Uribe, Huila was a fortuitous new beginning. The land is so fertile, he says, that anyone with the will to work can overcome poverty by cultivating coffee or other crops in Huila’s nutrient-rich soil.
Today, Jose Uribe and his 3 sons cultivate coffee at Finca El Diviso. One of his sons, Adrien, is also taking QC training at SENA, the national learning service, so he can evaluate their coffees and help with quality improvement.