Neighbors & crops
Village: California, Cienaga
Altitude: 1.841 M.A.S.L
Fray David Cardoso Vasco is 42 years old and has had his 5-hectare farm for 20 years. 2.5 hectares are planted with 13,000 Castillo coffee trees. Coffee is a way to a sustainable income for Fray, and the 5 people he employs year-round. He doesn’t use any chemicals, and all maintenance is performed by hand. Community is very important to Fray, so he makes sure to participate in community meetings and clean-ups.
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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