At the beginning I was working as a coffee picker in different producing departments, such as Huila, Tolima, Cundinamarca, Valle and Antioquia. In 1991 I decided to come back to my town, with a different vision of the coffee culture, so I started almost immediately with my own farm. A couple of years after this, I started working with other crops, but the results were not good enough, so I came back to the coffee crops. Since 2002 I have been producing specialty coffees in the category of preparation coffees.
There is a small mountain in the middle of the farm which I protect permanently. I dont allow the people to cut trees nor hunting there. Additionally, I have good control of organic and inorganic wastes, such as glass, plastic and metals.
Coffee Processing Information
I apply chemical fertilizer three times per year, at a rate of 60 grams per tree. We have two crops in the farm, the main one between May and June, with an 80% of the harvest, the fly crops is between October and December with the 20%. The wet milling process is done in the following way: picking up the ripe beans, depulping process the same day, fermentation for 12 14 days, washing with fresh water. There is no mixing of coffee from different pickings.
Annual Production: 29.2 bags
Soil Type: Franco Arenoso
Annual Precipitation: 1,800 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 80% Shade Grown
Water Source: Municipal Aqueduct
No. Permanent Employees: 2
No. Temporary Employees: 8
|Farm Name||La Florida|
|Farmer/Rep.||Idelver Gironza Gomez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia South 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing process|
|Variety||Caturra (50% ) Colombia (50% )|
|Coffee Growing Area||3.4|
|High bidders||Bewleys Ltd|