PALO GRANDE

colombia

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Altitude

1750 masl

Preparation

WASHED

Location

La Sierra, Cauca

Variety

Colombia & Caturra & castillo

Owner

Various Smallholders

Harvest

Jul-Sep

Shipment

Oct-Dec

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Queiner Campo has been working with many different small crops. It is only for the past 6 years she has been growing coffee and working with the ASPROSI group who are part of the Cooperative Cosurca who have been working hard in the communities they work with around the Popayan region. The Cooperative have several programs with a real focus especially on empowering their members with education and training to help them prosper post conflict. Queiner lives on the farm with his wife and son where they work together on the cultivation of the coffee organically as they believe in working this way to help conserve their land and protect the environment.

On the farm the coffee is planted among banana & citrus tree which help to provide shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked and then pulped on the same day of collection. The coffee is then left to ferment for 14 hours before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.