Background Details

Arrivals from Huila are always a special treat and even more so when they are fully traceable to a particular producer. Eduardo Anacona produced this micro-lot on his 7.5-acre farm called Buena Vista in the municipality of la Iquira where he lives with his wife and their 3 children. Eduardo has taken a great deal of care to intercropped his coffee with bananas and avocado trees, which helps him better manage the health of his farm and provides his family with another source of income. Eduardo has his own micro-mill where he carefully harvests cherries, depulps and ferments for 36 hours. After this, he washes the coffee to remove the mucilage and then gently dries it on raised beds over a period of 21 days. While Eduardo has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit his needs, he also has a strong alliance to bring his coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. He has partnered with an exporting company called San Miguel, a family owned company based in Huila that focuses on bringing traceable individual farmer micro-lots to the international market. The partnership has helped Eduardo increase earnings from coffee sales, which means he can reinvest in his farm and strengthen his family’s livelihood.