Finca Las Afiladeras is located in Cariamanga, Loja, Ecuador, and is managed by Alberto Jumbo, a coffee producer with over 20 years of experience. The farm consists of 5 hectares of land, with 3 hectares currently dedicated to growing coffee. It sits at an elevation of 1,800 m.a.s.l, and has around 8,000 coffee trees in production, with varieties ranging from Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, and Catucai.
Alberto begins processing by picking the ripest cherries, which he then floats to remove any under/over-ripe cherries. Once they arrive at the wet-mill, they are de-pulped and fermented for 24-30 hours and then dried for approximately 12 days, depending on the climate, ensuring constant movement for an even drying process.
FUN FACT: The farm got its name “Las Afiladeras” because there is a rock found in the region that is often used to sharpen knives, which when translated to English means “The Sharpeners”.
Passing down his experiences to his son has been one of Alberto’s main goals since we met him. It is actually Alberto’s oldest son, Luis Diego, who is currently managing many aspects of the farm. Luis Diego learned all the post-harvest processing from his father and is extremely motivated to experiment and find ways to produce higher-quality coffees.
We have been working with Las Afiladeras since 2019, and we are extremely excited about the prospects of future harvests!
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