Juan Saldarriaga is a medium sized producer that recently took over his families two farms. A couple of years ago he started a small project with other young growers in the region. El Llanete is the name of a small area in Hispania. This subregion is located above Juan's farm El Encanto. It is a coop managed by Juan and consists of four small farmers:
Two years ago Juan started to work with these farmers. There is a big potential of growing the members of the group in the region. The most important challenge for this project is developing the infrastructure. Juan is helping the farmers move to speciality, and increasing the quality of the coffee through thorough picking, processing and drying.
Region: Hispania, Antioquia, Colombia
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1,800 -2,000 meters