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Juan Carlos Torres 7
Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Torres, along with his wife and two daughters, is a vital part of the 500,000 coffee-growing families shaping Colombia’s coffee sector. In Pitalito Huila, the country’s largest coffee producer, they contribute significantly.

As the farm’s heirs, along with his mother and brother, they’ve expanded their resources over two decades, acquiring additional land to merge with Finca El Porvenir. Juan Carlos has witnessed firsthand the evolution of coffee cultivation in his region, adapting to changing climates, production techniques, and trade. This evolution has given rise to new disease-resistant varieties developed by Cenicafé, resulting in a majority of their harvest going into traditional washed coffee trade with local cooperatives.

Yet, amidst the diversity, one variety holds a special place in Juan Carlos’s heart – the ‘Pink Bourbon.’ It demands extra care and cultivation space, but its unique characteristics have led him to keep it, engaging in experimental fermentations for their specialty coffee line.

Situated in Pitalito Huila at 1620 meters above sea level, Finca El Porvenir spans 15 hectares, entirely dedicated to coffee production. With an average temperature of 24°C, the farm yields approximately 30,000 kilograms of dry coffee each year. It boasts a planting density of around 5,000 trees per hectare, meticulously organized into multiple lots, categorized by variety, including Colombia, Caturra, Castillo, Cenicafé, Bourbon Rosado, and age of the crop – from renovation to ratoons (stem cutting) and productive coffee trees.

Huila
Huila

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sales number

LE23-464

Weight

 24 kg box (2×12)

Crop year

 2024

Plant Varietal

Pink Bourbon

Processing Method

Natural

Fermentation process

140 hours in sealed bags. Pre-dried on marquesinas (raised drying beds) for about 8 days, and moved to the mechanical silo to complete the drying process.

Drying process

Dried in a mechanical silo.

Moisture

10%

Status

Spot

Estimated arrival date Europe

Arrived

Warehouse location

Netherlands

Packaging

Grainpro

Origin

Colombia

Location

Pitalito, Huila

Estate

El Porvenir

Farmer

Juan Carlos Torres

Topography

Mountainous

Altitude

1620MASL

Avg. Humidity

60%

Avg. Temperature

24℃

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