Miraﬂores is the area that looks over Finca La Aurora. It is the home of Reinel and Felipe, the drivers that collect the coffee harvests that are delivered to La Aurora, Villarmaria’s buying point. They are key members of the community and Miraﬂores is home to the largest number of Villamaria’s coffee producers. The area sits at an average altitude of 1800 MASL, with an extraordinary view of the snowy mountains of El Cisne, El Volcan Nevado del Ruiz, and Santa Isabel.THE PROCESSING STATION
Villamaría is a Colombian municipality located in the department of Caldas. The region is fed by numerous sources of water and natural resources. Villamaría is located a few kilometres from the city of Manizales, whose urban areas are surrounded by the Chinchiná River. The drying station “Jamaica” is located in Chinchiná, Caldas. The station currently represents the harvests of 30 to 50 coffee producing families in the surrounding area of Villarazo, sitting at altitudes higher than the drying station itself (including Miraflores). As Jamaica sits at a lower altitude of 1300 MASL, it is better suited to the processing of honey and natural coffees due to the hotter temperatures found here. This station is focussed on the production of washed, honey, and natural lots. With the aid of Nuna dehydrator and mechanical drying systems, controlling humidity and temperature throughout the drying process aids the processing of honey and natural lots. The station processes coffee from 30 to 50 producers 500 metres further up the mountainside.