Elcias Munoz Cruz has been dedicated to coffee for 25 years. He lives with his wife and 4 children on their 11 hectare farm, Buena Vista, which sits at an altitude of 1800 masl in the village of La Esperanza, Huila. He has 50,000 coffee trees, all of which are Geisha and Castillo varieties, and has dedicated 1 hectare of his land as a forest reserve area. Elcias is focused on the quality of his crop and attends seminars and works with an agronomist as well as cuppers to achieve the best results from his crop. He was one of the first producers to win the 90+ program initiated by Banexport, which allowed him to travel to the United States to meet some of the roasters who had bought his coffee. He uses a dry fermentation for 26 hours before a traditional wet pulping. Drying takes place in a parabolic dryer for 10-15 days. After this, his coffee is stored on raised pallets in sacks for 12 days before being transported for dry milling.