27 Feb '18, 10pm

A powerful story from a dedicated Q Grader and Processing Professional.

A powerful story from a dedicated Q Grader and Processing Professional.

I was born in the Southern part of the Tolima Department in the Rio Blanco Municipality on a farm called Monteverde. In my youth, I considered taking a military career. I wanted to leave the farm, leave home, go to the air force of my Country - Colombia. but because of the difficult circumstances of that time, I couldn’t do it. Unfortunately public order was a very difficult situation. In my town, the Farc guerrilla impaired and there wasn’t another option besides taking arms with the opposite side in this case in the army or Farc. Being in that dilemma of wanting to do something - I remember when my mom mentioned one time before if I wanted to return to becoming professional in any area of coffee. In 2009, I had the opportunity, thanks to a special program in the International Cooperation Agency, CQI and ACDI/VOCA in Colombia, I could access a Q Grader certification. It c...

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