Ramon Valencia has been growing coffee for over 6 years and lives and lives on their farm with his wife and their two children. This message he also spread throughout the community but would suffer when Government planes sprayed indiscriminately glyphosate in his region to kill coca plants. This led to Floresmiro moving and finding a new farm where this could not happen. The farm is based in the municipality of Cajibio 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.
On the farm the coffee is planted among guamo & citrus 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 14 hours before then being dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.