Eduardo Lopez has been living and working in coffee for over 15 years but has only been growing organically for the past two years with technical assistance from the cooperative. The farm is based in the municipality of Balboa in Cauca where he is part of the ASPROBALBOA growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio. Cosurca work closely with ASPROBALBOA 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 & citrus trees for shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 15 hours before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.