Initially, the hacienda was named Cafetal El Porvenir and in the exquisitely preserved original house (see photo in the first part of this blog), Orlando has kept in mint condition several of the accounting books, the harvest logs and a notebook that amazed me. Colombian coffees dry processingIt was written in the late 1920s, by don Luis Mejía, and it is a complete process manual which would be envied by any systems or industrial engineer today. It deals with every detail of the process from seed selection to packing, to administrative and financial issues.

 

Based on these premises, it is no wonder that Orlando Fierro has continued to improve his operation.

Orlando FierroTake water handling, for instance. He has built a reservoir of fresh water from the streams that flow from the higher Andes and he has surrounded it by native trees to preserve the soil and provide shelter to several bird species. Then he also built a waste water treatment system.

 

Hand-selection is performed at various stages: harvesting, dried parchment and before packing.

This stringent quality control has made the El Porvenir Colombian coffee very well accepted in Japan and in the US, where it is sold by Pulido Imports of Santa Fe, NM. (http://www.pulidoimports.com/index.php)

a reservoir of fresh water from the streams that flow from the higher Andes

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Submitted by wakeknot on
Certainly there are great coffees out of Columbia. I can't wait to explore more. Thanks for the direction.

Submitted by jbviau on
Or did I see a Porvenir COE-winning lot at Target within the past year or two?

I wonder how does the coffee produced with such extent of care and love will taste. The place really does sound beautiful. Thanks again for sharing this.

Colombian coffees -- Hacienda El Porvenir, part 2

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Initially, the hacienda was named Cafetal El Porvenir and in the exquisitely preserved original house (see photo in the first part of this blog), Orlando has kept in mint condition several of the accounting books, the harvest logs and a notebook that amazed me. Colombian coffees dry processingIt was written in the late 1920s, by don Luis Mejía, and it is a complete process manual which would be envied by any systems or industrial engineer today. It deals with every detail of the process from seed selection to packing, to administrative and financial issues.

 

Based on these premises, it is no wonder that Orlando Fierro has continued to improve his operation.

Orlando FierroTake water handling, for instance. He has built a reservoir of fresh water from the streams that flow from the higher Andes and he has surrounded it by native trees to preserve the soil and provide shelter to several bird species. Then he also built a waste water treatment system.

 

Hand-selection is performed at various stages: harvesting, dried parchment and before packing.

This stringent quality control has made the El Porvenir Colombian coffee very well accepted in Japan and in the US, where it is sold by Pulido Imports of Santa Fe, NM. (http://www.pulidoimports.com/index.php)

a reservoir of fresh water from the streams that flow from the higher Andes

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beautiful coffee, beautiful people, beautiful experience!

January 23, 2012 | by sontondaman

Wow, what is not to like, beautiful coffee, beautiful people and beautiful country. Thank for sharing this with us!

Shame to see some great

November 28, 2011 | by intrepid510

Shame to see some great coffee only to stale in Target warehouses.

Beautiful!

November 12, 2011 | by samuellaw178

I wonder how does the coffee produced with such extent of care and love will taste. The place really does sound beautiful. Thanks again for sharing this.

Am I crazy?

November 12, 2011 | by jbviau

Or did I see a Porvenir COE-winning lot at Target within the past year or two?

columbia

September 26, 2011 | by wakeknot

Certainly there are great coffees out of Columbia. I can't wait to explore more. Thanks for the direction.

Beautiful!

September 5, 2011 | by EricBNC


Looks like paradise there!

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