Hello, I am Elida Urbano, I am 42 years old, I am a producer and owner of finca El Aguacate, in the municipality of Buesaco Nariño. We purchased our farm 22 years ago and 18 years ago we started planting coffee, I live here on the farm with my husband and my 3 children and we all work on the farm except my little daughter who is still studying and we have 5 more workers in the harvest season.
The size of Finca El Aguacate is 2 hectares and is located at an altitude of 2,200 Masl, in which 8,000 coffee trees are planted, and it produces 2,000 kilos. In addition to coffee, we produce corn, cassava, beans, anise, roots, which are used for our own food.
In harvest we only pick the ripe cherries, which is taken to processing where a fermentation and washing process is carried out, and then dried in raised beds in which it can take from 15 to 25 days, due to the climate that is influenced by the Paramo . After drying, it is manually reselected and packed in sealed bags for storage.
|Crop year||Q4 – 2021|
|Fermentation process||24h in cherry|
|Drying process||Raised drying beds|
|Estimated arrival date Europe||Arrived|
|Farm size||2 hectare|