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Origin Information

Grower
Finca Santa Maria | Mildred Muñoz
Variety
Caturra, Castillo, Colombia, and Typica
Region
Aratoca, Santander, Colombia
Harvest
October -January
Altitude
1700- 1950 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications
Bird-friendly, Organic, Rainforest

Background Details

Looking to support women in coffee? Mildred Muñoz has dedicated Santa María, a 75-acre family farm, to be run entirely by women. The group of 22 women control everything from leadership decisions through quality control. The project is new, but the women have support from Mildred and her husband Oscar Daza who have another farm nearby called La Pradera. The alliance gives the women at Santa Maria access to award winning processing protocols developed at La Pradera. The cherries for this particular lot were meticulously selected and fermented in an anaerobic and aerobic environment before being placed on raised beds for drying.