El Tambo | Colombia
Sandra Vallejo is part of an association made up of small coffee producers in Santuario, Risaralda. It only has 40 active members and are very strict with the coffees they receive from their members (only 84+ coffees). This has helped their community push coffee quality up and that is how we found Sandra, a women that had to take over the farm when her husband died 6 years ago. Mother of 2 children, she had to learn fast about coffee and found a strong support in the association. With their help and the natural benefits of her land, a beautiful 5 hectares farm producing coffee and plantain, that is surrounded by the Tatama National Park, she has been able to offer her first 85+ coffee.