I was born in the path Rio Claro in a zone called Gaitania located in the municipality of Planadas in the department of Tolima, on June 26th of 1983. I come from a numerous coffee family composed by my parents and 10 brothers.
When I was 8 years old, my parents, tired of living from farm to farm, managing others properties, decided to start their own coffee project, buying a two hectare farm in the path Los Alpes where I studied the entire elementary school. At the age of 15, I decided to change my lifes direction in company of my brother Elver, so we went to the municipality of Pitalito located in the department of Huila. There, I knew Maria Eugenia, my wife with whom I have a 3 year old beautiful son called Elkin Yair.
My first coffee farm was in Pitalito in company of my brother Elver, who besides of being my brother is my friend and my business associate. We started with 3000 coffee trees but because we missed a lot our family, we decided to get back to the Gaitania zone and fortunately we bought the farm we currently have in the same zone where we grew up with my brother and with my whole family.
The farm Brasilia has a total of 22 hectares, five of them are cultivated with coffee, ten are pastures and stubble and the rest are forest.
In this moment, my brother, my wife and I make part of the Business Management Group which is performed in Gaitania. One thing of our list of goals and priorities is to continue with these training processes that led to the personal growth, to strengthen values and to the managerial knowledge that can be applied in our families and farms. We also want to continue with the renovation process of coffee plants in the farm; with these processes I hope I can continue being a coffee grower who provides good quality coffee.
|Farm Name||La Brasilia|
|Size (30kg boxes)||44|
|Program||Colombia South 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||tropical fruit, passion fruit, walnut in aroma, orange, apple, cherry, apricot, praline, caramel, herbal|
|Acidity||lime, lively, malic|
|Other||nougat, raspberry, custard, dark chocolate, caramel, Mars bar, creamy mouthfeel, cherry, rounded, balanced|
|Processing system||Washed Coffee|
|Variety||Caturra 80% Typica 20%|
|Coffee Growing Area||5|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2332.26|
|High bidders||Campos Coffee|