Colombia - Finca Los Olivios
Colombia, Finca Los OliviosVariety: Castillo & Colombia
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Crop Year: 2021
Producer: Luz Marina / / Delagua Coffee Paradise
Location: Fundacion, Magdalena
Pineapple, Tamarind, Passion Fruit, Cacao Nibs
Luz Marina is 54 years old and has been working as a coffee grower for 40 years. She and her family are committed to coffee growing since it represents the main economic activity for their sustain, and the school of her daughter Luz Aurora.
She has worked hard with her husband, Ram n, to save some money and pay the first fee to buy the farm, and with the annual harvests, they fully funded it.
Eight people work at this farm, including Luz Marina, who works at the Mill along with her daughter, and her husband Ram n works at the harvest, fertilization, and path clearing. Aside from coffee, this farm has great biodiversity, they don’t use any fungicides, and they do their weed clearing manually. Luz Marina’s family help their community in projects like road and school repairs.
Our coffees are the result of a collaboration between our team and local coffee growers that inhabit our region.
By adopting the Neighbors & Crops relationship coffee model from La Palma & El Tucan, we have been able to challenge the status quo and positively impact traditional coffee farmers at La Sierra Nevada.
Delagua Have establish relationship with small scale producers located in the municipality of Cienaga Magdalena, The Farms are located between 1300 – 1800 MASL with average size of 4 hectares and temperature ranges from 14-23 degrees celsius creating a unique microclimate that favors the concentration of sugars in coffee cherries.
Delagua Coffee Paradise
At DelAgua Coffee, water has become our greatest treasure and its conservation, our purpose. As challenging as this statement is when it comes to producing coffee, we have called this our mission. DelAgua produces coffees through a community–based model using the minimum amount of water in their processing, encouraging our team and the traditional coffee growers inhabiting the region to become the guardians of biodiversity.
By using only natural and honey processing methods, aiming to reduce water usage by 880,294 liters per year (compared to traditional washed methods that use up to 40 liters per Kg).
By promoting a community philosophy by which we encourage our team, our coffee-growing partners and our clients to engage and support a model that cares about our planet.
By implementing a relationship coffee model that integrates and encourages local communities to change the way they produce and market their coffee cherries.