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Colombia - RioSierra’s Coffee Dry Mill Achievements & Expectations

We are pleased to inform you about the achievements and upcoming developments of our project (RioSierra)'s dry mill, De La Sierra Trilladora, located in Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia. This facility, conveniently situated near the Port of Santa Marta, reflects our dedication to quality coffee processing.


RioSierra Dry Mill De La Sierra Trilladora close up of machinerie

About De La Sierra Trilladora


De La Sierra Trilladora is equipped with cutting-edge machinery from CIMBRIA, ensuring the highest quality standards. Our advanced processing capacity includes the ability to handle 52 bags of 70 kg per hour for excelso and 9 bags of 70 kg per hour for microlots, honey, and natural coffee. With our focus on quality preservation, we've incorporated state-of-the-art technologies such as the Polisher HAMSA M14 and optical selectors like the SEA TRUER and SEA CHROMEX models.


The current milling capacity stands at 3.7 tons per hour.


RioSierra Dry Mill De La Sierra Trilladora All the coffee bags inventory

Achievements in 2023


In 2023, the mill as achieved significant milestones, including:

  • Opening for the provision of threshing services

  • Registration with the national federation of coffee growers

  • Mechanical assembly of the plant

  • RETIE certification

  • Implementation of a filter system for handling particulate material

  • Processing of the first threshing order for export

  • Attainment of certifications and organic standard resolutions for the NOP, EOS, and JAS plant


RioSierra Dry Mill De La Sierra Trilladora close up of the coffee bags

Expectations for 2024


Looking ahead to 2024, De La Sierra Trilladora anticipate and strive for:


  • Adjustment of mechanical processes for enhanced efficiency

  • Expansion of services in the quality area, including analysis, formations, and profiling

  • Commercialization of coffee at the national level

  • Registration as an exporter

  • Beginning of reception of coffee from RioSierra with a capital line of collection


In the past two months, RioSierra's coffee dry mill has successfully collected around 450,000 kilograms of parchment coffee, demonstrating a significant increase in productivity. Additionally, the team has tirelessly threshed and processed approximately 3000 bags of coffee to date, showcasing their commitment to efficient processing methods. RioSierra aims for national recognition as the foremost thresher of specialty coffees, distinguished by its advanced technology in bean selection, hoping to set a new standard in the industry.


We are excited about the journey ahead and remain dedicated to delivering excellence in coffee processing and sustainability practices.

Our latest coffee offer is constantly updated here

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