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Producer: Robinson Rivera
Farm: El Silencio
Process: 48hr Fermentation, washed
Altitude 1700-1850 metres above sea level
Region: Piendamo, Cauca
Producer Robinson Rivera has been growing coffee for 18 years and part of the ACC group for 5 years.
This lot comes from his El Silencio farm, situated at 1700-1850 masl with 6 hectares of coffee growing area
producing Castillo varietal only.
This coffee cherries are fermented for 48 hours in sealed tanks before then being dried in a parabolic drier and finished in a mechanical silo at below 40 degrees.
The ACC co operative (Asociación de Caficultores del Centro del Cauca por la Paz) is a non-profit organisation that was created in 2016 in Piendamó, Cauca. The purpose of the association has always been about improving quality thereby creating social impact on the region. Improving the wellbeing of the peasant families, taking care of the environment, and trying to find peace in their territory.
ACC has 77 associates with an average of 1.5 hectares of land that range between 1,700 and 2,100 meters above sea level. Every member is a believer in the power of associations, where the main goal is to fight against poverty and social conflicts in the region. The association helps members with commercial strategies and crop related technology; although every member has the chance to decide how to process his coffee with innovative fermentation techniques.
The coffee varieties the members grow are castillo, cenicafé, tabi, bourbon, caturra and colombia. Most of the drying is done through parabolic and mechanical silos. The association has a rented storage facility in Piendamó, right beside the coffee purchase center. In this facility there is a coffee laboratory that has all the equipment needed for coffee selection and cupping – done by a Q-Grader.