SOWING
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SOWING

In Colombia, we grow the Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Tabi, and Castillo varieties. For the sowing process, producers carefully and delicately select cherries from the best coffee plants, taking into account the plant’s yield, quality, and disease resistance.

SEEDBED
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SEEDBED

The seedbed is where coffee seeds are sown to germinate and become seedlings, or “chapolas”. They are kept here for two months. After that, they are taken to the nursery.

NURSERY
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NURSERY

Once the best plants are selected from the seedbed, they go to the nursery, where they are individually planted in bags that contain a mixture of soil and organic materials. They stay in the nursery for about six months.

SOWING IN THE FIELD
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SOWING IN THE FIELD

After six months in the nursery, the coffee plants are planted in the field. A coffee plant’s productivity is determined by the conditions of the soil (also known as the terroir) and the climate of the coffee farm. The number of plants per hectare and the age of the plants are just some of the many other factors that directly affect its yield. It is important to correctly separate and space coffee plants, as this allows them to grow appropriately and maximise their yield, as well as keeping the soil structure of the coffee field sustainable. 

PLANTATIONS
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PLANTATIONS

There is a point in time where each tree will reach its maximum production potential. After a specific number of harvests, the plant will reach its maximum, and at that point the producer will experience diminishing returns. As a consequence, coffee farmers need to replant their fields periodically (how often will depend on the variety and layout of the farm).

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