RIPE CHERRIES, BERRIES, SATURATED SWEETNESS, ELEGANT, CLEAN
Farm : Los Angeles
Owners : Maria Bercelia Martinez and Jose Erazo
Varieties : Caturra and Colombia F.6
Process : Washed
Region : Acevedo, Huila
Altitude (masl) : 1770m
Harvest Method : Handpicking
Maria Bercelia Martinez
Maria Bercelia Martinez got into the coffee business when she happened to buy the Los Angeles farm with her partner Jose Erazo. Before this she had no experience in coffee and instead had her background in the commercial business. In the beginning they had a very few resources but the made the best they could with them. They started their work days at 4 am with a long walk to the nearest road to catch the first cars passing at 6 am.
With this great dedication, hard work and the help of Fairfield Trading company Maria Bercelia and her family has been successful in turning their business focus to specialty coffee. Their passion to quality was rewarded in 2016 when their family’s coffees occupied two places in the final of the Collaborative Coffee Source’s Acevedo Cup – a regional coffee quality competition by CCS and Fairfield trading.
Maria’s family’s future plans include growing both in varieties and production. Also they plan to plant three more varieties, including Geisha and remodel their washing station. For the latter the construction are already on their way. Their dedication and thrive to greater quality have also resulted in higher interest to better their processing. At the moment they are especially keen to better the drying in order to end up with even better results for their customers in roasting the coffee. All this hard work is a sign of deep passion to producing quality coffee. As a result of all this work Maria Bercelia hopes to see her coffee being recognized in world.
Acevedo is municipality in the southeast corner of the Huila department. It is known for it’s diverse micro climates which make it a very prominent coffee-growing region due to it’s diverse micro climates. Also it boasts with rich variety of tropical fruits, flowers, birds and insects.