Origin Information

Grower
Carmen Cecilia Montoya Patiño
Variety
Caturra
Region
Antioquia, Colombia
Harvest
April-June | September- January
Altitude
2,004 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from a single farm owned by Carmen Montoya and her family. Carmen’s farm, called Bellavista, is located in the community of San Carlos within the municipality of Urrao in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. Carmen uses her own micro-mill to process the harvest, which allows for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. The Montoya's are also members of the Asociación de Caficultores de Salgar, which collaborates with an exporting company called Expocafé to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen the family’s livelihood. Carmen's efforts have been recognized in a number of cupping competitions including a first place finish in the 2014 Colombian Cup of Excellence.