This project is owned by the family Giraldo Agudelo, is a product of the integration of Raquel (wife), Luis (husband), 4 sons and a Jose (Luis brother). Three farms decided to work together to produce the coffee lot to be presented in the competition. All the three small farms are managed as one familiar enterprise. The farms have been property of the family for several generations. This family is the leader of the Associative Group Los Sauces of the Cooperative of Coffee Growers of Andes, Antioquia.
This farm is part of the project to preservation and protection of the Loro OrejiYellow Yellow ear parrot (Ognorhychus Icterotis) which is almost extinct in Colombia . Additionally they are part of the ecological group profauna. They use the byproducts from the wet milling to produce organic fertilizers. They also protect the water sources.
Coffee Processing Information
Fertilization: Chemical and natural fertilization according to the soils analysisDisease and Pest Control: Cultural control of broca (Re Re), in extreme cases they uses category III and IV pesticidesHarvesting: Main Crop – October to December. Fly Crop – April to June
Annual Production: 120 bags
Soil Type: Volcanic soil
Annual Precipitation: 1,792 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 30% Shade Grown
Water Source: Fresh Water, there is a natural source.
Permanent Employees: Familiar hand work
No. Temporary Employees: Familiar hand work
|Farm Name||El Clavel|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luis Andres Giraldo Marin|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Program||Colombia North 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing|
|Variety||Caturra (90% ) Colombia (10% )|
|Coffee Growing Area||2|
|High bidders||World Coffee Co.,Ltd.|