Location: Génova, Quindío
Altitude: 1.550NN to 1.600NN
Owner: Atilano Giraldo
Located between mountains, Insula in Genova, Quindio has an altitude between 1500-1600 N.N
In Colombia is common to have farm administrators, is the person in charge of checking the process of the coffee and making sure it has good quality. We always work with them.
At Insula the main variety is Castillo, but it has a very particular taste, is not the chocolate full body we know, is more soft and citric taste.
Before the harvest starts we measure the brix content to make sure the coffee is at it's perfect momento for picking.
The view is amazing
In Colombia the coffee farms have 2 seasons for picking. The resto of the months the farms need a second income stream. At Insula they have pigs and Platano trees
Why is our coffee so special?
The farm Insula is located in Genova, Quindio Colombia. With an altitude that goes from 1.450 NN to 1.600 NN. This farm is around 40 ha, and has other crops like platano, guava and avocados. The processing method is wash, mainly because the farm does not has the facilities for natural or honey processing.
Juan David Hernandez is the farm owner, but the person in charge is Jose Vicente, the farm administrator. He takes care of the picking and processing of the coffee. We work with Jose for already 2 years improving the quality of picking, you need to understand that 40ha coffee farm is a big farm, and checking the processing and picking gets very tricky.
The hard work and consistency are noticeable, buying the coffee at a higher price helped them to improve their living conditions.