Bertulfo Obando, one of the first producers that Assembly has worked with, cultivates microlots from the El Aguila red association. Bertulfo Obando has been a coffee grower all of his life and lives on his farm with his family, producing coffee and plantain. His farm is located in La Vereda El Cofre at an altitude of 1850 MASL, an hour from the township El Aguila.
Farm — La Oculta
Producers — Bertulfo Obando
Region — Valle De Cauca, El Aguila, Colombia
Process — Washed
Varietal — Caturra
Altitude — 1850 masl
La Oculta is 1.5 hectares in size and predominantly produces washed coffees using an extended 36 hour extended fermentation method. This method of longer fermentation was adopted on the advice of Socodevi 3 years ago, who provide information to help farmers increase understanding around coffee quality and sustainable production as a profitable crop. This coffee was finally sun-dried for 15 days on concrete roof patios, and sold to Raw Material as one of the first micro-lots to come from Asotatama El Aguila.