Edubino Erazo has been growing coffee for over 4 years and lives on their farm with his family where he has for last 6 years dedicated himself to growing organically. This change came about after previously working growing and harvesting coca which led to him becoming poisoned from the fumes & chemical associated with the illegal trade. He is based in the municipality of Argelia in Cauca where he is part of the ASOPROA growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio.
Cosurca work closely with ASOPROA working in the communities
on both agronomy and social projects to help them move forward post conflict.
On the farm the coffee is planted among banana and guamo, orange trees with lemongrass grown too.
Edubinio has worked hard to improve the quality of the coffee as well as the drying structure he uses to dry their coffee. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand selected every 8 days and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 12 - 15 hours before then being dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.