Ani Gabriela Munoz has been growing coffee for over 6 years and lives on their farm with her husband and three children. He is based in the municipality of Piendamo in Cauca where he is part of the ASOPROA growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio. Cosurca work closely with ASOPROA working in the communities on both agronomy and social projects to help them move forward post conflict.
On the farm the coffee is planted among banana and guamo, orange & avocado trees to give shade protection to the plants. Ani has also invested time and effort in the caturra trees to keep growing these on the farm as she believes diversity is good for her crop as well as the environment. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand selected every 8 days and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 12 - 15 hours before then being dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.