Emma is 57 and she is married to Juan Bautista Pichica. They have 3 children (Nelson, Javier and Jonny) and two of them help out with the farm work. Emma has been working in coffee for 30 years and the coffee is picked by Emma herself, as well as her family and they try to only pick ripe cherries. Aside from coffee they also produce sugar cane, plantain and yuca, which they use for their own consumption.
Farm: Buena Vista
Area: 3 hectares, of which 2 are planted with coffee, 100% caturra. 7,500 trees
Height: 1,918 masl
Beneficio: Washed, then fermentated 15 to 16 hours
All coffee sun dried on “African” beds