First Semester: April – June . Second Semester: October – February
Caturra . Colombia . Castillo
For Belisario Opocue, coffee is not just the product that he grows on his farm, for him coffee is tradition and passion. Coffee has been part of Belisario’s life ever since he can remember, and it has been a representation of his family for many years. Belisario’s father used to be a coffee grower and Belisario learned most of the things he knows today from him. When he was young, he would help his father on the farm, with the harvest through to the drying of the coffee. He always felt very proud of what his family has built, and he knew that he wanted to follow with the tradition and that coffee was going to play an important role in his life. However, first Belisario left the farm for a couple of years to study, and when his father sadly passed away, he inherited the land, and came back to the farm to continue with the family legacy.
Things were hard to start with as the farm had not been left in the best condition. However, since then, Belisario has dedicated himself to recuperate land. After a few years, in 2015, Belisario delivered his first lot of coffee to our warehouse in La Plata. He was looking for better opportunities in the specialty coffee market and better prices for his coffee.
At that moment, we saw the big potential in Belisario’s coffee and that was the start of our relationship. These higher prices have motivated him throughout the last years to continue improving his infrastructure and processes. Nowadays, he works together with his wife carrying out all the farm processes. He is in charge of the harvest, fertilization, and de-pulping the coffee while his wife is in charge of washing and drying the coffee. What makes him most proud of his farm is that by working all together with his family, they have achieved a great quality.