I tarted in the coffee culture 16 years ago, I am a member of the Associative Group San Isidro, I began in 1991 with my first lot of coffee in my fathers farm. This first lot had 3000 coffee trees of caturra variety. In 1993 I bought my own farm with 6 hectares, then, 2 years after I bought and additional lot of 2 hectares from my neighbor Orlando Babativa (another member of the San Isidro Group), and finally in 1998 I bought a last lot of 1 hectare from another neighbor. I married Olga Camacho and we have three sons. All of them study in the School of Garzon. I am also an active member of the Cooperative.
I try to manage the farm under the criteria of preservation of the environment. My farm is also a place where the National Center for Coffee Research (CENICAFE) has done different researchs about native trees and migratory birds.
Coffee Processing Information
All the process is done in the traditional way, the picking is done twice a day and all the depulping is done in the afternoon. The drying process is done by sun exposure in the patio.
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,750 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: Semi-shade
Water Source: Municipality Aqueduct
No. Permanent Employees: 1
No. Temporary Employees: 5
|Farm Name||El Paraiso|
|Farmer/Rep.||Hernán Carlosama Suárez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia North 2007|
|Processing system||Ecological System|
|Variety||Catura 80% Colombia 20%|
|Coffee Growing Area||9|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Black Cat (Norway), Fortnum & Mason (London UK), Rocket Coffee (New Zealand), De Eenhoorn (Netherlands)|