Finca La Villa is located near Villamoreno in the Buesaco municipality of Nariño, Colombia. Franco Chavez has managed the farm and the coffee cultivation here since the early 1980s when he purchased the property. Coffee plants are well distributed across Franco's land, shaded by trees growing other crops such as bananas, plantains, and guava. Franco also grows other food crops like beans and corn, though coffee is the only cash crop at La Villa.
This lot of Caturra coffee underwent Washed processing. Franco processes his coffee based on recommendations from technicians at the Cooperativa de Cafes Especiales de Nariño based in Buesaco. Finca La Villa's elevation makes for lower temperatures relative to the surrounding area, which allows Franco more flexibility in his post-harvest processing. Coffee is fermented for 16 hours after being depulped before being fully washed. Coffee at La Villa is dried in a solar dryer before being milled at the Cooperativa de Cafes Especiales de Nariño.
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