Bertha has had her farm for more than 50 years. She is a succesfull coffee producer, and also a leader in her community. She has been a member of the Committee of coffee growers of the municipality of San Gil for many years. Her farm is a model for other producers, it is the place for training or educational meetings. She has planned the renewing process of the coffee trees gradually.
The farm is entirely technified. There is a great variety of shade trees. There is no contamination and they take good care of the environment. The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified as well, so she protects the source of fresh water properly for the welfare of the community. She dont cut the trees nor burn them either.
Coffee Processing Information
The wet milling process is done under the ecologycal system, using the desmucilaginador. The fermentation takes less than 12 hours and the drying process is done in patios and in silos.
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,500 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 100% Shade Grown
Water Source: Natural sources in the farmNo.
Permanent Employees: 8
No. Temporary Employees: 25
|Farmer/Rep.||Bertha Cardozo de Ordoñez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia North 2006|
|Processing system||Ecological System Mechanical removing machine for mucilage (desmucilaginador)|
|Coffee Growing Area||30|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Cafés Méo (France), 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (Canada), Has Bean (UK), and de Mélangerie (Netherlands)|