Our Coffees Finca Perla del Valle

Finca Perla del Valle
COLOMBIA
Maria Fanny Guerrero Cañar

Grape and kiwifruit with lively acidity and medium to full body - medium roast

COLOMBIA
Maria Fanny Guerrero Cañar

Grape and kiwifruit with lively acidity and medium to full body - medium roast

This is the seventh year that Maria has entered coffee into our competition. Perla del Valle was Maria's parents' farm which she inherited in 1995 and Maria has been working on the farm with the help of her husband and son ever since. It was Maria's father who named the farm, Perla del Valle, as he used to say that the land was as beautiful as a pearl. Maria has done a lot of work in the last couple of years refurbishing her micro-beneficio including tiling the holding and fermentation tanks where the coffee is processed. The farms in this area of Nariño are very small in comparison to other parts of Colombia. Maria has recently extended hers to one hectare which means she now has 4000 trees and would be able to produce almost 4000 kgs of coffee in a year. Of this, we have bought 1120 through our competition this year.