“My start in coffee goes way back. I was another one of those pickers that traveled from farm to farm to make a living.” says Humberto when we asked about his beginnings in coffee.
After a couple of years, Humberto decided to travel outside the country, he established in a neighbour country where he worked for several companies and learned many new things. For instance, he learned about construction, electrical mechanics, among other things that help him diversify his income today.
With the money that he made in this journey, he came back to Colombia to purchase a piece of land and pick up coffee production. That is the farm where Humberto currently lives and where he has been producing coffee for 30 years.
Humberto considers Yira, his wife, as his right hand. “She knows everything that happens on the farm and I trust in her that when I’m not here, she is in charge of the whole business.” says Humberto.
What makes Humberto most proud of the farm is that he finally has what he dreamed of when he was a kid.
“My farm is everything for me. I’ve invested all my work and efforts on it, and it has been my best decision ever. Today, I can finally see the results of having the farm that I always dreamed of having. I will never leave the coffee production.” says Humberto with pride.
In the short term, Humberto plans to construct a new 20-metre drying station
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