I am a 45 years old producer, I started in the coffee as an inheritage from my father, he was born in Tolima Province, but he moved to Boyaca province where he met my mother. So I was born in Boyaca but all the family moved to Meta province looking for better opportunities in life. My father died 4 years ago and my husband left the house as well, so I am in charge of all the farm with my youngest son. My other 2 sons left the family several years ago with their own families. I have a 20 hectares farm, but I only have 6 in coffee, 3 hectares in grass for cattle and 1 hectare for products for the house.
All the wastes from the wet milling process and from the house are adequately treated. The pulp is used to produce organic fertilizer. Residual water is filtered in special tanks before going back to the water sources
Coffee Processing Information
The wet milling process in my farm is done following the traditional system, picking red cherries, depulping the afternoon after the picking and fermerting 12-16 hours. Solar parabolic system is used for drying the parchment.
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 2,000 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 10% Shade Grown
Water Source: Natural Source
No. Permanent Employees: 1
No. Temporary Employees: 7
|Farm Name||La Cedalia|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia North 2007|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing|
|Coffee Growing Area||6|
|High bidders||Nippon Coffee Trading for Doi Coffee|