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La Milagrosa
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The project

Adopt a coffee field from the farm "La Milagrosa" in Santa Marta (Colombia) and receive your harvest in the form of organic coffee beans at home. The Farmer Luis will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt a coffee field from the farm "La Milagrosa" in Santa Marta (Colombia) and receive your harvest in the form of organic coffee beans at home. The Farmer Luis will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Adopt a coffee field that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2011. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your coffee field. By adopting a coffee plantation, we will give you the approximate production of 10 coffee trees from La Milagrosa farm, located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta-Colombia. The crop has been organic since 2011. It is a family farm, acquired by Luis and his wife Martha in 2008, whose production is purely craft. Our coffees are organic certified by the Association of Producers of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (ASOPROSIERRA) and FLOCERT of Fair Trade. The Castillo variety is named in honor of the researcher Jaime Castillo Zapata. It is a variety that was developed at the National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafé) from the mix between the Caturra variety and the Timor Hybrid. It is very adapted to the Colombian coffee zone and provides high yields with high resistance to rust. Therefore, it does not require the application of synthetic pesticides. It is a short variety, with an average height of 2- 2.30mt. It is characterized by being vigorous, having long branches and large leaves. The grain size is large and its cup quality is excellent. At the tasting level, Castillo is known for its smoothness, aroma and citrus acidity. A coffee tree produces an average of 7 to 8 kg of coffee cherries/year. Coffee cherries is the whole fruit and not just the bean. We grow and collect the fruits of your coffee plants with which we make 2.0 kg of organic roasted coffee beans, which is the final product that you will receive in your home. The harvest of ripe coffee cherries is done manually. Once the grains have been washed and the mucilage has been removed, they proceed to drying. If the weather allows it and there is a forecast of abundant sun for about 5 days, this process is carried out by spreading the grains in suitable patios for it. If not, it is done in drying beds. Once the grain is dry, it goes through a threshing process in which the husk is removed by friction and the grains that are defective in shape / color are manually removed (grains called pasilla). Grains are then packaged in lumps to be taken to the toaster. All these processes are carried out manually and artesanially within the same farm, ensuring the optimum quality of the grain that will soon be roasted in three phases. The roasting process is made up of three phases. In a first stage, the grain loses moisture and begins to gain temperature. Then comes the stage of toasting itself, in which the different chemical and physical reactions are carried out through heat. And finally, the cooling stage, which seeks to stop these reactions once the desired roast has been obtained. In order to highlight and be able to enjoy more of the characteristics of softness, aroma and citric acidity of our variety, we have determined that the most suitable toast is Medium. Additionally and as an expression of mastery, our beans have been selected and processed by artisan roasters in potholes (micro batches) of 12 kg, resulting in an aromatic, complex and exquisite cup that generates a comforting and superior experience concentrating all the flavor of a exotic land of the Colombian Caribbean. In 2018 we obtained a score of 83 for our Castillo variety coffee, carried out by a Q Grader taster from the company Café Almendra Selecta, located in Medellín (Colombia). Last February 2020 another tasting was carried out, obtaining a score of 85. The productive life of a coffee field is around 35 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your coffee field dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others.
What will you receive?
Each season we will send you a box with: 8 x __Porte roasted coffee beans Castillo variety__ (250 gr. Packages) * Mild brown sugar sweetness with medium citric acidity * Chocolate and nut aromas; and balanced body * Due to the way it is processed, it is characterized by not being bitter and also has a more intense aroma due to its freshness and low roasting * You won't need to add sugar to your coffee (thanks to its special and balanced aromas) * Organically grown * Craft roasting in small batches of 12 kg to highlight its attributes * High quality in cups and with traceability of the origin of the single origin batch To make your cup of coffee we recommend the drip method. This can be with a filter or drip coffee maker. We recommend a medium grind with this drip system. You can also enjoy our coffee with the piston coffee machines (we recommend a coarse grinding point and a ratio of approx. 1:13 of coffee to water) and the Italian coffee machine (we recommend a rather fine grinding point and medium heat). We recommend grinding the amount of coffee that is going to be consumed at the moment. If you prefer to grind everything, there is no problem, as long as you keep it in our package. To preserve the coffee, we recommend leaving it in our packages, preferably in a dry place and if possible in the shade. Some people prefer glass containers, but our packages are trilaminated bags, developed specifically for products such as coffee that guarantee total air tightness. By having a degassing valve, it allows the gases emitted by the grains to be released to the outside, preserving their optimal state for a minimum period of one and a half years.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. Unlike most coffee crops in other coffee growing areas in Colombia, as well as in other parts of the world, in the Sierra there is only one harvest season and this underscores the unique and exclusive character of the variety we are offering. From the moment the flowering occurs, it takes about 8 months or 32 weeks for the fruit to turn cherry red and the harvest begins. This can occur at the beginning of October, November or December, and on occasion there has been the case of a harvest in the month of January; it all depends on the weather conditions. To be sure that your coffee will be ready, we will send it to you at the end of March 2021.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques
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How does it work?

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Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

Adoptions available until the 06/01/2021
Delivery starting on the 07/04/2021

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Delivery country Spain

Final price:

101.55€ / Season

Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.

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Luis Dib
My name is Luis Gonzaga Carlos Dib, I’m retired and Civil Engineer by profession. I carry in my blood the love for agriculture inherited from my father, of Lebanese origin, who grew olive trees. This reason led me to grow bananas during a time of my life in lands near my city Santa Marta. My wife Martha also comes from a family dedicated to agriculture. In her case to the cultivation of cotton, rice and livestock. Once retired, we decided to focus on a dream from years ago: trying to acquire a farm in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This is how in 2008 we bought the farm with coffee crops in poor condition. Since then we began the task of renewing the cultivation motivated not only by our love of agriculture but also by the magical and exotic charm of this mountain range. Its unique characteristics in the world are combined to produce exceptional coffee accompanied by nature, the sound of birds, waking up with the turkeys singing and the howler monkeys marking their territory. From the renewal of the crops, we made the decision to produce special, ecological, clean coffees, through an environmentally friendly process, following the Rainforest guidelines and the practices indicated by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia on the renewal of the crop. With their support and advice, we planted six (6) hectares of coffee, Castillo variety resistant to rust, an essential factor since it does not require fungicides. Since then, we have had a clear objective, of permanently achieving improvements in the production process that adds value to produce high-quality organic coffee that could reach differentiated markets through CrowdFarming with a quality product. Day to day on the farm is very laborious and varies depending on whether it is harvest season or not. Throughout the year, we have a couple who collaborate with all the tasks of the farm. Martha and our worker's wife take care of the daily housework, while we do all the tasks related to caring for the crops. Thanks to the Casine - Café Porte project, I decided to join CrowdFarming so that more people in the world can enjoy an ecological and environmentally friendly coffee. This coffee is the result of our arduous training and work process on the farm to produce specialty coffees and thus achieve the sustainability and continuity of our family project through our children. __Casine-Café Porte__ Casine-Café Porte is a project developed by active members of the BOLSA MERCANTIL DE COLOMBIA-BMC (Commodities Exchange) that promote the formalization of the activity of farmers and the marketing of their products directly to the final consumer. This work is carried out through the structuring of future contracts (Forward), a mechanism through which the producer ensures its commercialization in advance of the harvest and a fair sale price, thus avoiding intermediation and the production of surpluses and waste. Casine-Café Porte also contributes to the financing of its production processes and the consolidated purchase of its raw materials, achieving significant savings. By being able to purchase the inputs required for their crops from primary manufacturers in a consolidated way, the cost of production is reduced and profitability improved. Luis Gonzalo, the director of Casine - Café Porte, along with his manager in Europe, Andrés, and the coffee grower Luis, began to shape this project of marketing and exporting coffee at the end of 2018 and since then the same three people have been at the helm . Casine - Café Porte buys from Luis, because of the high quality organic crop, a part of his production 72% above the market price. This translates into a fair income by the quality of the product for him, his family and his workers.
Luis Dib

“With this beautiful environment, unique in the world and being at the optimum height to produce specialty coffees, we set ourselves the goal of producing an organic and environmentally friendly coffee where fauna and flora are respected, and forests and water sources are protected. Thank you for willing to bring to your table our specialty coffee whose sustainability is achieved thanks to its adoption and consumption.”

La Milagrosa
La Milagrosa
La Milagrosa is a farm located in the far north of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range of the Andes, which rises sharply on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and at only 42 km reaches a height of 5775 meters on their summits with perpetual snow. It is the highest coastal mountain in the world and due to its tropical position, it has a great variety of climates and ecosystems of great biological and hydrological importance. The farm has an area of 16 hectares of which 6 are cultivated and the other 10 are home to 6 native forests. These forests are necessary to protect the sources of pure water, not polluted by man, that run through the farm in the form of streams. There is a small growing area exclusively for domestic consumption, but the only crop on the farm that is used for family sustenance is coffee. It is made up of 25,000 coffee trees of the Castillo variety protected by the native forest reserve where the temperature ranges between 14 and 23 degrees Celsius. At the altitude where the farm is located (1,600 to 1,700 meters above sea level), where a climatic phenomenon occurs that, in part, makes this coffee different. During the morning hours, the heat of the sun condenses the water, which by noon has created dense clouds that end up falling over the coffee plantations as the afternoon falls. The farm is located in an area that has the most essential things to produce a unique and special origin coffee: a wonderful land framed in the sanctuary of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with its snowy peaks, its springs of pure water and the mist that at different times of the day it covers the forest and crops with its mantle. The work begins with the cleaning of the weeds and with the "plateo". The plateo consists of having prepared and cleaned of all dirt a round of earth that is made at the base of each of the coffee trees (coffee plants) where the manual fertilization work is carried out. We go through all the crops by zones and carry out a process that we call “zoca”, which consists of uprooting the old coffee plantations and planting again, in order to guarantee the renewal of the crop and a constant production throughout the years. Once this work is finished, we continue with the maintenance of the fences and the cleaning of the various water sources that we have on the farm. Our coffee trees are watered with rainwater. At harvest time, when we proceed to visit each of the coffee plantations and manually collect the red fruits, we have the participation of 12 people to carry out all the processes of collection, selection, drying, washing, fermentation and packaging of the green dry bean for transport and subsequent roasting outside the farm. We also enjoy a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by a great variety of native plants and incredible fauna. There are many kinds of birds (parakeets, parrots, macaws, pigeons, partridges, orioles, tanager turkeys, flytraps, many kinds of hummingbirds etc.) of which there are 14 endemic. It is a paradise for bird watchers. In addition, there are larger species such as the jaguar, the puma, the foxes, the deer, the armadillos, the ñeques, the chestnut, the hawthorn fox, the weasels; also great variety of butterflies, insects, etc. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta was declared by Unesco as a Biosphere Reserve, of Man and of Humanity in 1979 and is the cradle of the Tayrona indigenous civilization. The Kogui, Wiwa, Arhuacos and Kankuamo ethnic groups live there and within this mountainous massif is located the Teyuna Archaeological Park known as "Lost City".
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Technical information
Address
La Milagrosa, Santa Marta, CO
Altitude
1600 - 1700 m
Team
3 women and 9 men
Size
16ha
Irrigation
Rain
Location