Neighbors & crops
Village:El 50, Fundación
Altitude: 1.520 M.A.S.L
Orfa Luz Guerra Fonseca is 48 years old and has been working with coffee for the last 16 years. She sold an old land parcel she owned in Santa Clara and paid the first installment of her farm, La Bendición. Doña Orfa finished paying the farm with coffee production. The farm has 10 hectares, of which she has planted six with 25,000 coffee trees of Castillo and Caturra varieties.
Doña Orfa lives at the farm with her husband, Jairo Alexander Fandiño, and her three children, Juanita, Isabel, and Nicolás. Her husband helps with the cleaning and fertilization of the crops, while she manages the administration and harvest.
As this is a vibrant and biodiverse region, taking care of its fauna and flora is very important for the family. They don’t use any chemical substances at the farm, running manual cleansing between other activities. The Fandiño Guerra family is happy to support their community by helping to clean the roads and being part of the lightning organization.
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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