|Castillo and Colombia
Introducing La Fabiola: a Colombian coffee paradise nestled in the mountains of Ciénaga, Magdalena. Owned by Rodrigo Becerra Moreno, a passionate coffee grower with deep family roots in the trade. With 6 hectares of lush land at an altitude of 1,502 meters, the farm boasts 25,000 coffee plants, aged 3-4 and 7 years, of the Castillo-Colombia variety.
La Fabiola's harvest season, spanning Nov-Jan, brings forth a bounty of high-quality cherries. The meticulously processed beans undergo natural and honey methods, with 25 hours of pre-fermentation and 600-700 hours of solar drying. While certifications are yet to be obtained, the farm's dedication to sustainable practices shines through.
Rodrigo, together with his wife and their three sons and two daughters, embraces the serenity of rural life. They cultivate not only coffee but also avocado, cassava, and plantain, diversifying their income. The family finds solace in the countryside, reveling in the tranquility, pure air, and harmonious connection with nature.
Driven by generations of coffee heritage, Rodrigo cherishes every moment of his journey. From witnessing the coffee process as a child to selling cherries for increased profitability, his passion remains unwavering. Beyond coffee, he explores the potential of avocado, an alternative and fruitful crop.
In this idyllic landscape, teeming with diverse wildlife, the graceful deer captures Rodrigo's heart. However, the true essence of his favorite habitat lies within the farm itself—the undulating mountains, the freedom, and the peacefulness. La Fabiola is where dreams thrive and coffee flourishes, creating a haven for both nature and family.