La Avanzada is located in La Paz California village in the municipality of Cienaga,
Sierra Nevada. The farm has two hectare planted with 10,000 coffee trees. Don Jorge employs ten local workers, seven to help with the harvest and three to help with manual weed control and shade tree pruning in preparation for the harvest. Don Jorge and his wife Jenifer have a young son who they hope will grow up to love coffee as much as they do.
Coffee from La Avanzada is Natural Processed, which begins with a pre-fermentation stage of 24 hours at the receiving station. From here, the cherries are moved to the drying stage. Coffee is placed on African-style raised beds for over 25 days and racked and rotated every 4 hours. Due to the levels of sugar and moisture, the first days are crucial to avoid microbial activity prolongation. Finally, parchment coffee passes through dry milling and hand sorting stages prior to shipment.
Producer: Jorge Uribe
Region: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Importer: Ally Coffee