27-year old Viviana farms alongside her husband Pablo, occasionally with some help from their 7 year old son Juan Pablo. Her 7 hectare farm, inherited from her father, is between 1650 – 1700 masl, and she has a variety of trees: 8000 pink bourbon trees (planted 4 years ago, this lot is from their first big harvest), 15000 Caturra, 5000 Variedad Colombia, and 2000 Castillo (which, being of lower quality, she sells to the local cooperative).
Viviana is a member of Los Guácharos- a group of independent, quality-focused small producers in southern Huila (close to Pitalito). The group is collectively converting to organic agriculture, making their own fertilizers and fungicides, installing complex water filtration systems that use gravity, stones and sand to remove all mucilage residues from waste water to not contaminate water systems.
Viviana and her family recently built a dryer that’s large enough to dry 1000 kg (that’s pretty big!), and they’re looking forward to larger production, thanks to increased yields because of careful pruning. Viviana is a producer you are sure to see more of from us!
We purchase parchment coffee directly from Viviana (via Association Los Guacharos, with whom we've been working since 2016), and pesos are transferred straight to her via the Association's bank account upon receipt of the parchment at our chosen mill. We paid $1,850,000 for this particular lot. We pay for transport from Bruselas to the mill.
For context, here is a link to the daily carga market price: https://www.federaciondecafeteros.org/static/files/precio_cafe.pdf.
Roasted for espresso brewing.
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