I have been a coffee grower almost all my life. I was born in a traditional grower's family. When my mother died many years ago, I receive a small part of the farm, but with the time I started buying the parts from my brothers. 5 years ago I decided to change my crops from Typica variety to caturra variety. I am the representative of 43 growers. We decided to form an association of producers in the village Chacaguaica. The association is committed with the improvement in the practices of wet milling process, in order to keep the quality of the beans we pick up from the trees. I also am the representative of a craftswomen association. These women work on this labor in the no harvesting time.
I am committed with the preservation of soils, water sources and shade grown trees.
Coffee Processing Information
I fertilize with chemical products according to the soil analysis. As my farm is located almost 2000 meters above sea level, I don't have many troubles with broca, however I do cultural control when it is necessary. The harvest season goes from June through July.
Annual Production: 15 bags
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,752 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 50% Shade Grown
Water Source: Municipal Aqueduct
No. Permanent Employees: 0
No. Temporary Employees: 14
|Farm Name||El Aguacate|
|Farmer/Rep.||Gregorio Arnulfo Botina|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia South 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing process|
|Coffee Growing Area||2.5|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Monmouth Coffee Company UK, Estate Coffee Denmark and Terroir|