Suarez is a region in Colombia located in the North West of the country. It hosts a variety of landscapes due to many rivers cutting through valleys and mountain sides. It has a number of goldmines as well as a gastronomical reputation and produces coffee and cane sugar.
The coffee here is picked by smallholders with their families and neighbours, and is generally washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes on steep slopes. It is normally processed close by and then sent to a dry mill or cooperative headquarters for cupping, scoring and sorting for export.