Carlos Julio Diaz

PARTNER´S NAME : ISABEL LOPEZ
FINCA EL NARANJAL STORY

Carlos Julio and María Isabel, his wife, are two passionate coffee producers who work with love and clear objectives. Maria Isabel comes from a coffee-producing family and remembers returning from school to help her parents at home and with some tasks related to coffee. When she was 20 years old, she married Carlos Julio, and after 5 years of discipline and hard work, they bought their own land to start their shared dream. The farm they acquired, El Naranjal, already had some coffee plants, but they also planted other fruit trees. With time, they decided to focus solely on coffee. At that time, they already had two kids, Sergio, and Juan Carlos. Eventually, a coffee technician who visited them motivated them to participate in contests with their coffee, which they eventually did. This became an important step in their coffee production history, as since then, they completely focused on producing high-quality coffee. That time also coincided with the birth of their daughter Laura. From then onwards, they have kept the motivation going, participating in several contests, and finishing on the top at national, department, and municipality levels. Coffee has been their passion, which they have passed on to their children, who also have their own coffee trees. For example, Laura works in coffee as a technician, advising producers.

Farm Varieties
Size
Total Farm Area

18 Hectares

Area in Coffee

8 Hectares

Location
Country
Colombia
Municipality

Ibague

Department

Tolima

Elevation

1,980 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

First semester: March – July.
Second semester: November – December.

Processing Method

Semi-washed.
Washed.
Honey.

Shade

Nogal, Platano, Guamo, Limon, Chirimollo, Sauco, Agucate.

Drying Method

Beds or strollers or drying module for 0 days