Neighbors & crops
LUIS ALFONSO MARIÑO
Village: Palchimal Alto, Ciénaga
Altitude: 1.532 M.A.S.L
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia (yellow and red)
Luis Alfonso Mariño is 35years-old. He owns El Potosi, a farm of 22 hectares, 5 of them planted with 27,500 coffee trees of Colombia, Castillo, and Caturra variety. Growing coffee for Luis and his wife Diana Yineth Rodriguez has become the income of the family.
El Potosi is located at 1,532 m.a.s.l in Palchimal Alto in the municipality of Cienaga. With 5 hectares of coffee plants, Luis employees between 15 and 17 workers during harvest. Luis and his wife have three children, Lissy Julieth, Luis Miguel, and Luis Fernando.
Luis is a member of an organic coffee cooperative, so he has learned to take care of his crops without chemical inputs. At his farm, they take care of the fauna and flora of the region, so they don’t hunt or burn garbage, which are standard practices from the area.
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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