Franklin Botache Coffee Profile
About the Producer
Franklin Botache is 47 years old and has been growing coffee for all his life. His farm Altamira situated in the vereda of El Bosque with 3ha of coffee and 2.5ha of native forest. The farm is planted Colombia, Yellow Colombia and Castillo. In between the coffee he has plantain crops that provide shade and also a source of food.
In the harvest coffee is picked every 20 days and he ensures that the pickers collect only ripe cherry. The coffee is then pulped and fermented for 17 hours in a tank. The coffee is then washed and dried on the roof (elba) and then in a parabolic drier to ensure a slow even drying.