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Origin Information

Grower
Gabriel Muñoz
Variety
Gesha
Region
San Agustín, Huila, Colombia
Harvest
May – July 2019
Altitude
1850 meters
Soil
Sandy loam
Process
Fully washed and dried under canopy that provides protection from rain
Certifications

Background Details

Arrivals from Huila are always a special treat and even more so when they are fully traceable to a particular producer. Gabriel Muñoz produced this micro-lot on his 2.5-acre farm called Los Alerces in the municipality of Pitalito where he lives with his wife and their two daughters. Gabriel has only been working in coffee for three years, but he took a bold first step when he decided to plant Geisha. He also made sure to intercropped his coffee with avocado trees, which helps him better manage the health of his farm and provides his family with another source of income. Gabriel has his own micro-mill where he carefully harvests cherries, then hand sorts and floats them to remove damaged and less dense beans before depulping and fermenting 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 3 weeks. While Gabriel 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 Gabriel increase earnings from coffee sales, which means he can reinvest in his farm and strengthen his family’s livelihood.