Andean Dorsal

Hertson Bernal

"My dream is to be the best natural coffee producer in Colombia".

Coffee Producer Hertson Bernal

A glimpse of its history and its coffee experience

I am dedicated to coffee growing, because I have worked in coffee plantations since I was a child.

In 2006 I bought the La Esperanza farm and became a producer.

A critical point, for me, is not fertilizing on time and the fruit does not fill out completely.

It is with the drying process that we finish our work of coffee production.

A moment of special intensity is the cupping test to know how our coffee expresses itself in all its aspects. Toasting and tasting the fruits of our efforts is a great thing.

Hertson Bernal’s team

  • Jesús Bernal, Hertson’s brother and partner, is characterized for being passionate about his work in coffee cultivation.
  • Sandra Molina, Hertson’s wife, prepares coffee every morning to start work on the farm.
  • Helena Astaiza, who is involved in the manual selection of coffee fruits.
  • Inderman Inga, collaborator in all the work done on the farm, he is tireless.

Coffees produced by Hertson Bernal at his farm La Esperanza

All the coffees produced by Hertson, microlots, have in the cup their obstinacy in achieving perfection in the production of coffees with a natural process, strong personality and no options for indifference.

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Lots of green coffee with personality

Hertson Bernal's Farm

La Esperanza Coffee Farm

Planting lulo – a type of orange – was the seed that allowed Hertson Bernal to buy the La Esperanza farm and exchange oranges for coffee.

Finca La Esperanza was for Hertson Bernal a love at first sight, he believed from the first moment in its potential, he loved its location, a hollow in the eastern mountain range of Colombia.

Time and patient and constant work have made Hertson turn the farm into his home, where he has built it, bordering his pampered coffee plantations, a new mill, a new dryer, renovate coffee trees, constant evolution and many challenges in his head with his farm pending to be undertaken.

La Esperanza green coffee farm, in the Huila region of Colombia.
Hertson Bernal in coffee images
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Locate where the coffee trees grow with which Hertson Bernal produces his very personal batches of coffees.


Third place as the country’s coffee region.


Third place as the country’s coffee region.


Third place as the country’s coffee region.

Hertson Bernal has a lot to share, a lot to say

In the following pages you will find information about Hertson, his challenges, his day to day life and the story of how he has become a reference coffee producer in his coffee region.

15 answers to 15 questions

Hertson Bernal responds concisely to 15 questions that provide the backbone of his experiences, his knowledge, his desires and the challenges that he wishes to face in order to continue enriching his knowledge as a coffee producer.

Your story told in first person

Every coffee bean has people behind it. Hertson Bernal tells us in first person his story and the steps that have allowed him to become a coffee producer in the land where he was born.


An open channel for Hertson Bernal to answer any questions you may have about his coffee growing region, his coffees, his production methods, his new projects or? whatever you want to ask him. Also questions and answers from other coffee roasters.

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