Producer: Ferney Cruz Trujillo
Farm: Finca El Prado
Coffee Region: Tarqui, Huila
Varieties: Caturra & Colombia
Altitude: 1800 m.a.s.l.
Flavour Profile: Pear, Chamomile & Molasses
Ferney Cruz comes from a family of coffee producers. He runs Finca El Prado farm, which the family acquired in 1993. The farm sits at 1800 masl in the northern part of Tarqui. There are no roads leading there, so the only way up is on foot or with the use of a mule.
The farm is around 4 hectares with approx 9000 Caturra trees. There are steep slopes on which the trees grow meaning all picking is done by hand. After the coffee cherries are picked they are transported down to the mill on the farm for processing.
Tarqui is at high elevation with many different microclimates, which allows for year-round production. The cool and humid climate also makes drying the coffee challenging. Ferney takes great care in drying the coffee and has implemented the use of raised beds. The production here is family run with him, his wife and 4 children all helping on the farm.
We buy this coffee directly with the help of Fairfield trading.