Luis Alberto Sanchez has been growing coffee for over 20 years and lives on his farm with his wife and daughter. He is based in the municipality of Cajibio in Cauca where he is part of the ASOCAMP growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio. Cosurca work closely with ASOCAMP 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 trees to give shade protection to the plants. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand selected and then pulped on the same day. Here it is left to ferment for 14-16 hours before then being dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.