COLOMBIA ASTRID MEDINA
The farm Buenavista is in the hamlet of Gaiatania, in the very south of Tolima. With its high altitudes and generous climate, it is perfect conditions, and it has a long history of coffee growing.
The coffee is picked, processed and dried on the farm before it is delivered as dry parchment to the Cooperative’s purchasing point. The cherries are handpicked. After fermentation (overnight, 12 to 16 hours), the coffee is washed and floaters and damaged cherries are separated. The coffees are rinsed in clean water before drying. Drying in Tolima is done on small patios or in ventilated parabolic dryers to cover it from the rain. Astrid Medina has an impeccible set-up for drying, in well ventilated and covered drying beds.