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Carlos Estrella

FINCA LA ESTRELLA STORY

Carlos Estrella’s father used to be a coee producer and always encouraged Carlos to continue with the family tradition. Carlos knew that he wanted to do something related to coee in his life. He was born and raised in Nariño, a region known for its unique and delicious coee and he has always been related to its production since he can remember. In 2010, Carlos started taking over his family’s farm, La Estrella, which name honors the family’s name. His father is still very present on the farm, overseeing all the agronomical management. Meanwhile, Carlos is learning all about the quality process. He is learning to cup, in order to understand what makes his coee great and what are the improvement opportunities.

Carlos believes that what makes his coee and his farm so special is the altitude, the natural reserves that surround the farm, and his huge passion for the product. Carlos feels proud of the quality he has been able to produce, but most importantly, he feels proud because he is aware that everything that he has learned about coee production and processes, has taken him where he is today, because he knows what he’s doing and he understands every single step of the process. His goal is achieving that 100% of his coee is sold as specialty.

Farm Varieties
Size
Total Farm Area

4 Hectares

Area in Coffee

4,5 Hectares

Location
Country
Colombia
Municipality

La Unión

Department

Nariño

Elevation

2,050 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

June – August

Processing Method

Fully washed and naturals.

Shade

Oranges, Plantains, and Native trees.

Drying Method

Covered parabolic patios.