COE Winning Farm
Pablo is Architect and inherited his father’s farm located in Tangua, south part of Nariño which for a very long time used to be a region renowned for growing cereals of different kinds. Due to the government imports of cereals, they had to find other ways to replace these crops. Pablo explains that they tried to produce different kinds of fruits but it didn’t give them the income they expected. Finally, in the early 2000’s they started with coffee production in a region where coffee was not traditionally produced and for many years had to sell their harvest to the local cooperative until the transition to the production of high quality coffees started in 2010 giving to El Obraje coffee farm several recognitions internationally.
Pablo explains that he always wanted to participate in Cup of Excellence but due to the different harvest time in Tangua, he never managed to submit his coffee on time until this year the deadline for the coffees submissions gave him the opportunity to enter the contest.
El Obraje coffee farm has become a vertical model of farm and coffee shop Obraje Café Especial with the aim to offer high quality coffees to the national and international market. It has also allowed Pablo to create partnerships with a local cooperative in order to provide assistance to other coffee growers so they can also export their coffees.