Neighbors & crops
Cristian Salas Cáceres
Village: El Bosque, Cienaga
Altitude: 1,,842 M.A.S.L
Variety: Castillo – Colombia
In the beautiful village of “El bosque” in the municipality of Cienaga, Magdalena. You will find Cristian Salas Cáceres in his farm “La Corona”. He was born in 1990 and nowadays he lives with his mother and his 3 brothers. Originally, Cristian used to have different crops, however he understood the full potential of coffee and that’s when his story with this industry begun. To be exactly, it started in 2008 due to the region where the farm is located, as all the neighbors show him how he can develop coffee crops and how profitable they are.
Nowadays, coffee has become his main income and way of living, that’s why working with Delagua is so wholesome to Cristian, because the price is at least 20% higher than the average in the region and the transportation of the cherry is the duty of the project.
The Honey Process begins with a quality filter that allows us to remove the floater coffee cherries from the process. From here, the cherries will start the de-pulping stage and will pass through a short fermentation of 24 hours in sealed tanks, before moving to the drying stage. In the drying stage, the coffee will rest in African-style raised beds for over 20 days. Finally, parchment coffee will pass through our dry milling and hand sorting stage.
The Natural Process begins with a pre-fermentation stage of 24 hours at the receival station. From here, the cherries will be moved to the drying stage; coffee will be placed in African-style raised beds for over 25 days and will be racked and rotated every 4 hours. Due to the levels of sugar and moisture, the first days will be crucial to avoid microbial activity prolongation. Finally, parchment coffee will pass through our dry milling and hand sorting stage.
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