||Colombian Paramito, Bertha Cardozo de Ordoñez Cup of Excellence
||Cup of Excellence 2006 First Harvest
Bertha has had her farm for more than 50 years. She is a successful coffee producer and also a leader in her community. She has been a member of the Committee of coffee growers of the municipality of San Gil for many years. Her farm is a model for other producers, it is the place for training or educational meetings. She has planned the renewing process of the coffee trees gradually.
The farm is entirely technified. There is a great variety of shade trees. There is no contamination and they take good care of the environment. The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified as well, so she protects the source of fresh water properly for the welfare of the community.
The wet milling process is done under the ecological system, using the desmucilaginador. The fermentation takes less than 12 hours and the drying process is done in patios and in silos.
In the cup this coffee blew me away. As an international jury member for this competition I was lucky enough to cup it a number of times before the auction, and each time I got a really creamy cup full of butter, and fruit like sweetness, like biting into a blood orange but without the acidity.
I also got to meet this fantastic lady the day of the presentation of the awards. Very smartly dressed she looked just like my Grandma on a Sunday before church. So from now on this will be known as Grandma's coffee. Oh yes and not the only company to bring a lot from this auction to the UK, as always we believe good coffee should be rewarded with a good price for the farmer, and we are never afraid to pay what others see as a high price in these auctions. We think it's a bargain.
Farmer: Bertha Cardozo de Ordoñez
City: San Gil
Farm Size: 179.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 30.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1600 masl
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,500 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 100% Shade Grown
Water Source: Natural sources in the farm
No. Permanent Employees: 8
No. Temporary Employees: 25
Variety: Colombia (100%)
Processing System: Ecological System: Mechanical removing machine for mucilage (desmucilaginador)
Lot Size: 15 bags
International Jury Score: 84.88
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