Luz Edith Hernández

Luz Edith has been coffee grower since she was a kid. She comes from a coffee growing family and she learned how to produce specialty coffee from his father. Luz Edith married don Francisco, her cousin, that came also from a coffee growing family. When they got married, they received part of the farm of her husband’s family. They started their own coffee project 30 years ago when they harvested the first beans of the Caturra variety. Since then, they have been working in producing better coffee quality year by year.

Luz Edith and Francisco have three sons and daughters, all of them that are related to agriculture. Their younger daughter, 18 years old, is passionate about coffee. She studies during the day and helps her mother in the labors in the farm. Luz Edith is the one that does all the work of the farm, because don Francisco is disabled and can’t work in the farm now.

Francisco says “My wife is a hero, with her effort, we have been able to build a beautiful family that is passionate about coffee”.

FARM INFORMATION

Name of the farm: El Manantial

Department: Antioquia

Municipality: Urrao

Area of the farm(hectares): 7

Coffee area(hectares): 1,6

Total annual production(Bags 70 KG): 20

Average temperature(C): 19

Pluviosity(mm): 2200

Altitude(m.a.s.l): 1950

Variety of the microlot: Caturra ¨Chiroso¨ and Castillo

Crop: 100

POST HARVEST PROCESS

Process: Washed

Fermentation: Fermentaiton in mucilage for 36 hours without water

Benefit: Washed - Mixing coffee batches for fermentation for 36 hours. Every day coffee is

washed and mixed with the next coffee depulped batch.

Drying process: Sun dried

Isidoro Serrano Ramirez

Group or Association:  Caficosta

My career as a coffee farmer started from when I was very young. I started working in the daily tasks of various coffee farms in the area. Once God helped me, I was finally able to buy a land. Since then I started with my wife and my first three children planting coffee and formalizing my land as a coffee farm My children have helped me since they were very young and today they still help me in the daily work of the farm. My plan is to keep planting and harvesting coffee with the help of my dear wife and my 12 children.

FARM INFORMATION

Name of the farm: El Jardin

Department: Magdalena

Municipality: Cienaga

Area of the farm(hectares): 20

Coffee area(hectares): 12

Total annual production(Bags 70 KG): 30.000

Average temperature(C): 18

Pluviosity(mm): 2200

Altitude(m.a.s.l): 1700

Harvest period: October - january

Variety of the microlot: Castillo

Size of the lot (bags 70 kg): 8

POST HARVEST PROCESS

Process: Washed and classification of the beans with water

Fermentation: 16-18 hours

Benefit: Picking only ripe cherries during the entire day. Depulping in the afternoon

Fermentation of 16-18 hours with constant stirring in tanks. Washing the beans through a special water canal.

Drying process: Mechanical- 18 hours

Luis Andres Rodriguez

Group or Association:  El Faro

La Esmeralda is a family farm in San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá, owned and operated by the Rodríguez family. Caquetá is a department in the south of Colombia, where they have many flatlands. However, on the west side of the department, the Eastern mountain range starts and this is where coffee is being grown. The Rodríguez family on their La Esmeralda farm is very much focused on specialty coffee. They are constantly looking to improve the processes in the farm, experimenting in the farm and cupping their own coffee in order to find the best way to highlight the amazing quality of their coffees.

FARM INFORMATION:

Name of the farm: La Esmeralda

Department: Caqueta

Municipality: San Vicente

Area of the farm(hectares): 40

Coffee area(hectares): 7

Total annual production(Bags 70 KG): 200

Average temperature(C): 18

Pluviosity(mm): 2200

Altitude(m.a.s.l): 2100

Harvest period: October to december, small fly crop may to august

Variety of the microlot: Caturra- Castillo

Size of the lot (bags 70 kg): 3

Crop: 100 (%  sun)

POST HARVEST PROCESS

Process: Washed and classification of the beans with water

Fermentation: 16-18 hours

Benefit: Picking only ripe cherries during the entire day. Depulping in the afternoon

Fermentation of 16-18 hours with constant stirring in tanks. Washing the beans through a special water canal.

Drying process: Mechanical- 18 hours