Fanny Majin Quinayas, Jairo Quiñones Quinayas, Jose Edgar Moreno Guacaname, Yubert Castro Claros, and Yeison Andres Cordoba Rodriguez
Palestina, Huila, Colombia
June - August
1650 - 1750 meters
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. Banexport, a Colombian export company, works directly with many of these small producers who have a shared commitment for exquisite coffee processing and loving care for their farms and the environment. The model of collaborative effort produces traceable community blends with vibrant regional profiles. This lot comes from 5 producers (Fanny Majin Quinayas, Jairo Quiñones Quinayas, Jose Edgar Moreno Guacaname, Yubert Castro Claros, Yeison Andres Cordoba Rodriguez) with farms in the municipality of Palestina within the department of Huila. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. While individual producers have designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit their needs, the strong alliance with Banexport brings their coffee to the international market and improves earnings for everyone, which means there is more money to reinvest in their farm and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.