Farm: Finca Juan Martin
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Elevation: 2050 masl. (6725 feet above sea level)
Finca Juan Martin is an innovative and experimental farm owned and operated by Banexport. The goal and focus of this project is to cultivate, harvest, and process different varieties in order to develop appropriate practices for each step toward optimum coffee quality. Beyond this, Juan Martin serves as a resource and example for coffee producers that sell and export their coffees through Banexport. Located in the highest area of Sotara, just 30 mins from Cauca's capitol of Popayan, Finca Juan Martin is dedicated to developing environmentally-conscious practices as well as providing jobs to community members with educational opportunities. In general, coffees here are cultivated, harvested, and processed while adhering to the highest standards of quality, organization, and control depending on the ambient conditions as well as the specific needs required by each variety as determined by various factors including Brix level, moisture content, and desired cup characteristics.