DECAF VILLA DANIELA
Producer: Edinson Rodriguez
Location: Picuma, Suaza, Huila
Farm: Villa Daniela
Altitude: 1700 masl
Processing: dry fermented for ~24hrs, dried in a parabolic drier for ~15-20 days, processed with Ethyl Acetate at Descafecol in Manizales, Caldas
Edinson is a farmer we have been working with since very early on. He also owns a farm in Garzón next to the farms of his brothers and father.
I've never actually visited his farm in Picuma but it is very close to my farm, El Mirador.
Edinson is a good example of "slow and steady wins the race," in that he has not invested heavily in his farm's infrastructure or torn up producing hybrids for fancy coffees but incrementally he has improved his harvesting, processing and drying and we've seen a gradual but noticeable increase in quality over the last three years. In my opinion, it's a humble but legitimate success story of how "normal" varieties and "average" infrastructure can yield positive results if one is detail oriented and precise in everything they do.