EL LLANO

colombia

85.25
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Altitude

1700 masl

Preparation

WASHED

Location

La Sierra, Cauca

Variety

Colombia & Castillo

Owner

Darwin Ausecha

Harvest

Jul-Sep

Shipment

Oct-Dec

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Darwin Ausecha has been working with coffee for a number of years and grows all the coffee organically working in harmony with the environment and taking care of the land. On the property 4ha of the land is protected as a forest reserve to help maintain biodiversity. Darwin is a member of the Asprosi group who are part of the Cooperative Cosurca who have been working hard in the communities they work with around the Popayan region. The Cooperative have several programs with a real focus especially on empowering their members with education and training to help them prosper post conflict.

On the farm the coffee is planted among banana and guama trees which help to provide shade. He also grows pineapple where the plants act as a natural border to the property for him. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked and then pulped on the same day of collection. The coffee is then left to ferment for 14 hours in concrete tanks before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.