Ruber & his wife’s families have always been from Balboa, Cauca. They have been members of the ASPROBALBOA organisation since 2003 but have only produced coffee since 2010. They are currently working towards organic certification on their farm. On the farm they also grow other crops such as maiz, yuca and beans for the families consumption. The farm also benefits from shade trees and plants like the Guamo, avocado & citrus trees. This allows the food crops and coffee to be protected from heavy rains as well as dry periods so they can grow freely.
Once harvested the coffee is immediately depulped and then left to ferment for 12-13 hours overnight before being washed 3 times with water the following morning. After this the coffee is then dried for 12 to 15 days in a parabolic drier on raised beds.