Fredy Urbano has been growing coffee for over 6 years and lives on their farm with his wife and three children growing coffee organically. The farm 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. Fredy has also resisted the temptation to plant only Colombia supremo on the farm and is working hard to maintain diversity and also keeping caturra trees to help with the quality of flavour in the cup.
On the farm the coffee is planted among banana and fruit trees for shade. 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.