安塞爾瑪合作社擁有完整的咖啡處理設備，以及多個面積大的露台可以用於直接進行咖啡鮮 果的日曬。安塞爾瑪合作社自 1967 年開始運營，目前擁有 2083 個咖啡小農用熱情和專業 的種植技術供給出品質佳的咖啡豆。該合作社通過創造新的產品和服務，改造現有產 品和服務，實施新的渠道和加工方法，從而占領新的市場，為社下的咖啡種植者增 加收入，為咖啡增加附加值。安塞爾瑪合作社從咖啡農提供土壤分析、脫皮機維護和修理、改善莊園幹燥設備、處理水污染、提供農藥以及農用設備、咖啡農及其家庭的醫護關懷等等方面有效地銷售咖啡和其他農產品，以實現潛在市場為基礎，在人才的支撐下建立有競爭力的價格，為咖啡種植者及他的家庭和社區提供更好的服務。
Anserma is located in the west of the Caldas department. It is an agricultural centre where the cultivation of coffee occupies an important place. The cooperative started operating in 1967. The members of the cooperative have accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in producing and selling coffee, thanks to the support of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia and the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Caldas. The cooperative operates in the municipalities of Anserma, Risaralda, San José, Belalcázar and Viterbo. Its main purpose is the sale of coffee and other agricultural products, while it also strives to promote and improve the economic, social, technical and cultural conditions of the members. The cooperative has 2,083 associated coffee growers who cultivate coffee of excellent quality with dedication and passion. In addition to coffee they also grow crops like sugarcane and bananas. With Luis Miguel’ arrival as a general manager, the cooperative has sought to incorporate recent technological advances in the processing and to embrace the shift towards specialty coffee production. Temperature-controlled areas have been built in the warehouse for processing the microlots that the producers deliver. The experiments with producing naturally processed lots have also started in a manner that does not pose risks for the producers.
Castillo is named after the researcher Jamie Castillo, who helped Cenicafe, Colombia’s coffee research centre, develop the varietal in 2005.
Castillo was designed as an improvement on the Colombia variety. It is resistant to leaf rust (roya) and has quickly become the most planted coffee in Colombia. It is high-yield, resistant to leaf rust and other prevalent diseases and its smaller size allows for greater planting density.