Neighbors & crops
LUZ MARINA QUINTERO MONTOYA
Finca Los Olivos
Village: El 50, Fundación
Altitude: 1.482 M.A.S.L
Variety: Castillo, Colombia
Luz Marina is 54 years old and has been working as a coffee grower for 40 years. She and her family are committed to coffee growing since it represents the main economic activity for their sustain, and the school of her daughter Luz Aurora.
She has worked hard with her husband, Ramón, to save some money and pay the first fee to buy the farm, and with the annual harvests, they fully funded it.
Eight people work at this farm, including Luz Marina, who works at the Mill along with her daughter, and her husband Ramón works at the harvest, fertilization, and path clearing. Aside from coffee, this farm has great biodiversity, they don’t use any fungicides, and they do their weed clearing manually. Luz Marina’s family help their community in projects like road and school repairs.
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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