Origin Information

Grower
Jesus Alberto Valencia Paz, Rivainery Guevara Trujillo, Heimer Montilla Ordoñez, and Herney Mopan Hoyos
Variety
Castillo
Region
Cauca, Colombia
Harvest
May-July
Altitude
1,740 - 1,898 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 family-owned farms located in the community of El Sauce in the municipality of Rosas within the department of Cauca, Colombia. The producers collaborate with an export company called Banexport to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. Banexport has matched these regional producers (Jesus Alberto Valencia Paz, Rivainery Guevara Trujillo, Heimer Montilla Ordoñez, and Herney Mopan Hoyos) because of their shared commitment to exquisite coffee processing and loving care for their farms (Carbonero, El Frutillo, El Mirador, and El Guayabal), which produce complementary profiles. All of these producers come from families that have cultivated coffee for generations. But this group of youngsters, all having established their farms in the past 5 years, are striving to earn a dignified living through coffee, which is crucial for the future of the specialty coffee industry.