Huabal is a district within the Jaén province of Cajamarca and is one of our strongest areas for members and quality. Huabal has a huge amount of potential for quality coffee, but due to very poor infrastructure many of the producers lack resources and knowledge to unlock that potential. Altitudes in the area range from 1200 to 2100 masl, but most of the producers we work with are above 1800 masl.
Urbano Ramirez Vasquez owns 3 hectares of land in San Antonio, Huabal, most of which is under coffee production. Urbano grows catuai variety which he chose due to the productivity and cup quality of the variety. This year Urbano has processed all of his coffee as naturals, which has greatly improved the cup quality and his profitability as a coffee farmer. Urbano first washes his coffee with fresh water, pre-ferments the cherry overnight and then places it to dry on raised beds for 30 days.