Luz Dary works on her 3 hectare farm in the township of Villa Fátima, outside of Bruselas, Huila. There are 4,000 caturra trees and 1,000 pink bourbon trees, and she recently renovated 7,000 variedad Colombia trees, replacing the older trees with the “bourbon ají” variety.
Luz is moving towards organic production. These days she’s making her own brew (called Super Magro) made up of organic minerals and waste products, molasses, bone ash and manure (among other ingredients), fermented with microorganisms collected from virgin soils and used as a fertilizer and protectant from disease. The Super Magro is edible, effective, and it’s a producer-driven grassroots approach to empower producers to increase soil health, reduce costs, and lessen their dependence on synthetic chemicals. Luz applies the Super Magro to her trees three times a year; she’s also making calcium sulfate and applying it three times a year.
Luz Dary is a member of the Los Guácharos association- collectively they share technical know-how and commercialize their coffee collectively to take advantage of larger volume. Los Guácharos are a group of independent, quality-focused small producers in southern Huila (close to Pitalito). Collectively, they’re converting to organic agriculture, making their own fertilizers and fungicides, installing complex water ﬁltration systems that use gravity, stones and sand to remove all mucilage residues from waste water to not contaminate water systems. This is another beautiful farmgate coffee.
Cupping Notes: Cherry, orange juice and chocolate pastry notes
Brew Recommendations: Drip, French press, pour-over
Processing Method: Wet process (washed) and patio sun-dried
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