Farm: El Silencio
Farmer: Óscar Ortiz González
Birth Place & Date: Toledo, Norte de Santander, July 29, 1956
Age: 58 years old
Parents: Ernesto Ortiz Espino (d) & Secundina González Delgado (d)
Wife’s Name: María Nelly Mora Jurado
Children: (1) Sergio Ernesto Ortiz Mora
Academic Level: Primary School
Farm Name: El Silencio
Rural District: Sabanalarga
Department: Norte de Santander
Total Area Grown with Coffee: 3.43 hectares
% planted with resistant varieties (Colombia & Castillo): 100%
% planted with susceptible varieties (Caturra): 0%
% of Young Technologically Advanced Coffee: 69%
Other farm crops: banana and timber trees
Score at Cup of Excellence 2015: 85.48
I am from the municipality of Toledo. From my mother’s womb, I was already surrounded by coffee plantations, because my parents, since we were children, were coffee growers and therefore I was taught, from my first years, about everything related to coffee farming.
My El Silencio farm is located in the rural district of Sabanalarga, in the municipality of Toledo. I’m very happy in these lands, because it was here where I was born 58 years ago and now I am the owner, as my parents gave them to me as an inheritance 35 years ago.
My wife María Nelly, my only son Sergio and my grandchildren Samuel, 5 years old, and Andrés Santiago, 3 months old, are my life and great support in this coffee business El Silencio, which thank God always has been very generous to us, as it has given us very good yields and great joy, because it is around coffee growing that my family has been strengthened and kept united.
Being a coffee grower is not just a job for me, but all that I am, and I want to keep growing coffee for the rest of my life, taking care of my lands and the nature with love, so that the coffee I produce is the best of Colombia and around the world.
|Farm Name||El Silencio|
|Farmer/Rep.||Oscar Ortiz Gonzalez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||52|
|Region||Norte de Santander|
|Program||Colombia North 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Spicy, molasses, vanilla, nuts, cedar, mint, lemon grass, cedar, banana, apple peel|
|Acidity||Delicate, complex, floral, tartaric, crab apple|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2751|
|High bidders||RYANS COFFEE ROASTERS, BROWNHOLIC COFFEE ROASTERS, DANAUTOBA, S.W.Park, Cafe Nara, Cafe Mule, Retro60 Coffee, Cafe 101, Cinestar.J.W., Happy Beans, Woojongho coffee, The Good-day|