Before buying my farm, I was a worker in a sugar cane producing farm, then I got a credit with the bank and I could buy the farm with the support of my wife. We had three children (1 boy and 2 girls). Right now my son is in charge of the farm. I also have crops of corn, red beans, yucca and other tubercles.
Thanks to the manage of the environment, natural resources, native trees, etc., it was really easy to get the Rainforest Alliance certification a couple of years ago. We cant burn, cut or hunt in the farm. I prepare my own organic fertilizer, using the pulp of the coffee and dung of the cattle and the hens, and the wastes of the house.
Coffee Processing Information
The wet milling process is done with the traditional way. There are tanks for the residual waters from the washing process, drying process is done in the patio. The water which I use in the process has good quality and I try to use a minimum quantity.
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,500 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 100% Shade Grown
Water Source: Natural Source and Municipality Aqueduct
No. Permanent Employees: 2
No. Temporary Employees: 9
|Farm Name||El Aljibe|
|Farmer/Rep.||Medardo Quintero Padilla|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia North 2007|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing|
|Variety||Catura 50% Colombia 50%|
|Coffee Growing Area||3.8|
|High bidders||Kyokuto Fadie Corporation|