Farm: El Tolú
Farmer: Manuel Duarte Orduz
Birth Place & Date: Ragonvalia, Norte de Santander, April 16, 1955
Age: 59 years old
Parents: Sandalio Duarte Patiño (d) María Ordúz Duran
Wife’s Name: María Inés Contreras
Children: Luis Alberto Duarte Contreras
Academic Level: High school
Farm Name: EL TOLÚ
Rural District: Paso Antiguo
Department: Norte de Santander
Total Area Grown with Coffee: 1.84 hectares
% planted with resistant varieties (Colombia y Castillo): 100%
% planted with susceptible varieties (Caturra): 0%
% of Young Technologically Advanced Coffee: 100%
Other farm crops: banana,corn and beans
Post-harvest processing (“Beneficio”):
Score at Cup of Excellence 2015: 85.60
I was born 59 years ago in the municipality of Ragonvalia, Norte de Santander. As a child I met coffee farming thanks to my father, who was who awakened my love for this crop.
My El Tolú farm is located in the rural district of Paso Antiguo, in the Herrán municipality, a place where I have lived over 35 years of marriage with my wife María Inés Contreras, a union from which my only son, Luis Alberto, was born 27 years ago.
My big goal is to be able to renew all coffee plantations that I have on my farm in the coming years, in order to maintain coffee production levels and quality, always seeking a balance with nature and environment.
I am very proud to be a coffee grower; every day, when I see my coffee plantations renewed, I get increasingly encouraged to go forward and when I drink a coffee grown by my own hands, my heart fills with joy, because I know it is the fruit of the work I do with my family.
|Farm Name||El Tolu (2015)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Manuel Duarte Orduz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||95|
|Region||Norte de Santander|
|Program||Colombia North 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Brown sugar, caramel, honey, chocolate, sugar cane, green apple, mint, rose, black cherry, raspberry, strawberry, citrus|
|Acidity||Complex, crisp, bright, smooth|
|Other||Juicy; dense, smooth, silky body|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||5027|
|High bidders||Cafe DAZAC, Coffee Sallim Factory, Juk-dong Cafe D, Crema Costa|