Farmer: Herley Rojas Álvarez
CoE2015 Rank: 16a
Vereda (Rural District): La Floresta
Corregimiento (Municipal Sub-division): Gaitania
Score at CoE 2015: 86.60
Herley Rojas Álvarez has dedicated the 35 years of his life to coffee growing. His parents were who transmitted him the love and commitment to coffee and raised him in such a way that now he is one of the many coffee growers who bet on high quality.
It is the second time he takes part in such a competition as Cup of Excellence, and this year he managed to qualify for the first time to an international auction.
Mr. Rojas was born in Planadas, a municipality that has always been his place of residence and where he has continuously worked the land not only for coffee but to grow other products.
He is the father of two children, aged 2 and 6, to whom he seeks to provide a good future, aiming at transmitting them the knowledge and experiences lived with the bean.
This man, who only attended primary school until 5th grade, says that a competition like Cup of Excellence is a great opportunity to “learn to value coffee and work for quality.”
|Farmer/Rep.||Herley Rojas Alvarez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||47|
|Program||Colombia North 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Chocolate, raisin, waffles, red currant, jammy melon, grape, cherry, apricot, lime, green apple, orange, sweet tea|
|Acidity||Malic, citric, structured, Bartlett pear|
|Other||Rich, long after taste, silky, sweet finish|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2487|
|High bidders||GSC International Co., Ltd. (KOREA) // Shanghai Borong International Trading Co., Ltd (CHINA)|