CoE Ranking: 27
Farmer: Víctor Félix Ibarra Fajardo
Birth Place & Date: March 30, 1960, Garzón (Huila)
Parents: Félix María Ibarra – Lucila Fajardo de Ibarra
Siblings: Orlando Ibarra Fajardo, María Isabel Ibarra Fajardo, Edilma Ibarra Fajardo, Delcy Ibarra Fajardo, Lucila Ibarra Fajardo, Teresa Ibarra Fajardo, Luz Dary Ibarra Fajardo, Javier Ibarra Fajardo, Ana Dolores Ibarra Fajardo.
Wife’s Name: Lucía Yaneth Palacios
Children: (3)JONATHAN ANDRÉS, FABIÁN FELIPE Y KAROL FERNANDA IBARRA PALACIOS.
Academic Level: technician
Vereda (Rural District): LA VEGA
Total Area Grown with Coffee: 2.92 hectares
% planted with resistant varieties (Colombia & Castillo): 55%
% planted with susceptible varieties (Caturra): 45%
% of Young Technologically Advanced Coffee Plantations: 100%
Other farm crops: banana, together with coffee
Post-harvest processing (“Beneficio”): Natural fermentation
Drying: in the sun
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance, 4C, UTZ, FLO
Score at Cup of Excellence 2015: 85.53
I was born in Garzón (Huila) on March 30, 1960. I am from Huila as to my father and mother, since they are from Garzón (Huila). At the age of 23, I met the wife and love of my life, Yaneth Palacios, with whom I married and formed a family of three children: Jonathan Andrés, Fabián Felipe and Karol Fernanda. I have owned this farm for 20 years, a business of mine of which I am the manager; my love for and interest in coffee growing arouse years earlier thanks to the friendship with Hernán Oliveros Collazos, who at the time was the owner of the Alemania farm in Zuluaguita, which I frequented.
Since 2010 I started my participation in the Cup of Excellence competitions, going through 4 exhibitions, including this year’s, an experience that greatly enriches my work as coffee farmer and recognizes the production model used on my farm. Similarly I have perfomed a trade-union work in the community for 5 consecutive years, by participating as a member of the municipal Coffee Growers Committee in Gigante (Huila).
My farm is currently certified with the seals FLO, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and 4C, which guarantee the proper management and production system of my coffee business. The success achieved so far has been thanks to God and my total dedication and my family’s, which has been a continuous support in this process.
|Farmer/Rep.||Victor Felix Ibarra Fajardo|
|Size (30kg boxes)||47|
|Program||Colombia North 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Malt, brown sugar, butterscotch, waffle, spice, coconut, white grapes, jasmine|
|Acidity||Lively, tartaric, orange|
|Other||Round body, sweet finish|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2487|
|High bidders||Merlo Coffee|