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Trace.Coffee presents
Arnulfo Botina

Arnulfo Botina Los Aguacates farm

Don Arnulfo Botina doesn't only grow a wonderful coffee, he also led the creation of a well organized community where everyone shares their knowledge, resources and efforts to produce coffees that they are proud of, to improve their chances of having better lives and of their families to have a better future.

  • Origin : Sandona , Nariño, Colombia
  • Varietal : Caturra
  • Altitude : 1800mts
  • Harvest Months : Mar-Jun
  • People benefited: 15

Coffee

Sensory Journey

Deep and complex. Sweet, floral, caramel in aroma, with dark cacao and red stone fruit notes in cup High medium frutal acidity Deep mouthfeel Jazmin and caramel notes in particular linger in the sweet-toned trajectory of a long finish

Journey

  • From the farm
  • Harvesting

    Manual
    Mayo 2017
    El Aguacate Farm, Sandona, Nariño, Colombia
  • Drying

    Sun dried
    June 2017
    El Aquacate Farm, Sandona, Nariño, Colombia
  • Hulling

    Automatic selection
    Sep 2017
    Trilladora Picaleña, Ibague, Tolima, Colombia
  • Transport/Logistics


    Sweet Lattitude, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Roasting


    The Beans on Fire, Paris, , France
  • CoffeeShop

    Enero 2018
    The Beans on Fire, Paris, , France
  • To the cup

People

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Arnulfo Botina - Farmer

Arnulfo is 75 years old. He is the coffee farm's owner. The Botina family has owned the farm for 52 years and has been around coffee for the last 32 years. Don Arnulfo Botina doesn't only grow a wonderful coffee, he also led the creation of a well organized community where everyone shares their knowledge, resources and efforts.

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Ines de Botina - Farmer's wife

Ines is 71 years old. She is Arnulfo’s wife they just celebrated their 50 wedding anyversary They have 6 children. In order to keep food on the table during the months when there is no coffee to harvest (typically 8 months of the year), Ines works with other women in the community, making beautiful handcrafts, traditional of the south region of Colombia.

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Hernan Tulio Botina - Lead harvester

Hernan is Mr Arnulfo's oldest son. He went back to farm work after retiring from the police 3 years ago. Hernan is 49 years old and has been married to Libia Ortiz for 23 years. They have 3 children: Miguel (23), who studies medicine, Hernan Camilo (19), who just finished highschool and Juan Daniel (14) who is in highschool.

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Pascual Yanguatin - Harvester

Pascual is 73 years old and has been working with coffee for the last 10 years. He is married to Laura Lopez. They have 3 children: Luci, Oscar and Gildardo and they are very proud to say that all three finished high school, with special focus on agribusiness and contributing to rural communities.

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Adriana Jamauca - Harvester

Adriana is 37 years old. She's been a harvester for the last 7 years. Her parents and grandparents also grew coffee. During the months when there is no coffee to harvest (typically 8 months of the year), Adriana works with other women in the community, making beautiful handcrafts, traditional of the south region of Colombia.

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Zoraida Jamauca - Harvester

The youngest of the team, Zoraida is 20 years old. During the months when there is no coffee to harvest (typically 8 months of the year), Zoraida works with other women in the community, making beautiful handcrafts, traditional of the south region of Colombia.

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Adiela Botina - Harvester

Adiela is 53 years old. She has 2 sons: Deimar (34) and Wilmer (24). Both finished high school oriented to agribusiness. Deimer is now a farmer while Wilmer is pursuing a Physical Education degree in nearby CESMAG University. In order to keep food on the table during the months when there is no coffee to harvest (typically 8 months of the year), Ms Adiela works making beautiful handcrafts.

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Andres - Founder and Roaster

He was a successful business professional. When he turned forty, he become an entrepreneur than wants to make happen in a small human scale structure. Father of two kids, he happy tell his kids his day-to-day in simple words: “we take green coffee beans from Colombia, we roast them, the beans turn golden and then brown like sun tanned, it smells so good!

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Maria - Founder and Roaster

She was born Colombia. After six years as a consultant technology projects, she wanted to reconnect with her early passions, and create a link with the land and farmers, searching for beans with a story, for farmers with the will and drive to continuously improve quality. María believes sourcing coffee is more about connecting with people who share a passion. 

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Alicia Sorrentino - Barista

Her first encounter with the coffee world in an emblematic place in Paris: La Caféothèque. She was fascinated discovered the true story of coffee and realized that it was in fact a combination of stories: Producers,Roasters, Baristas and the drinkers. When I met Maria and Andrès I knew that I wanted to work with them!

Farm

Sandona, Nariño, Colombia



Don Arnulfo bought his brother's share when he married Ines and the new weds started focusing on growing coffee, along with some food items for their own consumption. Located close to the Galeras Volcano (12,000 feet, still active!) south-west of Colombia. The soil is mainly volcanic, providing nutrients to the coffee that give its unique signature. El Aguacate farm is only 3 hectares and its location near the equatorial line provides the perfect sun exposure for these extremely steep hills. In order to bring the harvest each day to the collection place, the farm people need to carry the coffee bags uphill for about an hour.