I was born on July 30th of 1973, in Samaniego located in the department of Narino. I grew up with my mother, who had a small farm in the path of El Mosqueral in the municipality of Samaniego. I studied until I finished elementary school and then I just started helping my mother in the farm labors, as there were no funds to continue studying. When I was 14 years old I planted my first 1500 coffee plants in my mothers farm. At the age of 20 years I met Luz Dary Perez, my wife and mother of my two sons.
In 1998 with the familys effort we were able to buy a small farm in the path of Chinchal, in which we started planting coffee and with this activity we have supported our necessities. Today we have around 2 hectares with young and productive crops.
I am very proud of being a coffee farmer because with this labor I can give a job to many people that need it, I have shared many experiences with a lot of people, and I am sure that in every coffee tree that I plant, I am planting peace and hope for my family and for the entire Colombia .
As a coffee grower, my wish is to continue being productive and competitive, so in that way I can offer university studies to my sons and that they have a successful future.
|Farmer/Rep.||Carlos Geovany Martinez Yela|
|Size (30kg boxes)||44|
|Program||Colombia South 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||blackcurrant, chocolate, peach, tropical fruit, grape, mango, apple, nectarine, red wine|
|Acidity||brilliant, lemon, tartaric, complex, bright, grapefruit|
|Other||balanced, well structured, creamy mouthfeel, dense, sweet|
|Processing system||Washed Coffee|
|Variety||Caturra 70% Colombia 30%|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.95|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2320.65|
|High bidders||Invalsa Coffee® (USA) with Richmond For Specialty Coffee (Korea), Coffee Labs (USA) Rojo’s Roastery (USA) and Haru International (Taiwan)|