Like many of the farmers we work with, Sandra is from a traditional coffee farming family. Sandra has been farming for 12 years and is a very quiet, shy mother of two, with her older son (16) slowly taking over the coffee farming from his parents. The farm is three hectares in size and is set in the hills with incredible views.
Sandra says “everything we do is done responsibly and with a lot of love.”
colombia, caturra, bourbon rosado, geisha
El Cedro Farm is a third generation coffee farm. The farm is very far from the inhabited part of the village and even in good conditions, it is difficult to get to the farm. Without a proper off-road vehicle, you don’t have a chance. But the view and growing conditions are all the better. The Guaco family say they have very fertile soil. Their small farm is constantly being improved.
We’ve been watching Sandra and her coffee for a long time. This is our first lot. The lot is a variety of colombia, that Sandra processed using the traditional washed method. After harvesting, the ripe cherries were thoroughly sorted in water tanks. After fermenting for about 48 hrs, the coffee was washed and dried in the sun on the roof of the farm with rails for 15 days. This is a pleasant espresso type coffee with a fuller body.