Media Luna, which translates from Spanish to “Half Moon,” is located in the San Diego municipality of the Cesar Department of Colombia. Producer Luis Alfonso Padilla Rios, his wife Maria Jhoannaa Paez Rodriguez, and their three children live on the farm. Their 30 hectare farm produces plantain and lulo fruits in addition to coffee. It reaches from 1900 to 2000 meters above sea level. Half Moon is a natural processed lot of coffee from Media Luna. This coffee embodies all that is sweet and lovely about this type of processing method. In a mug of Half Moon Colombia, you’ll taste the sweetness of dark berries paired with a viscous, red-tea and honey-like body and hibiscus aromatics.
“I started growing coffee together with my father when I was a child,” Luis Alfonso says. He went from helping move coffee in the dryers and giving food to the employees to now owning his own farm. Media Luna has one permanent employee and between 10-15 seasonal employees for harvest. The farm currently partners with Colors of Nature to improve the quality of the coffee they produce. This lot of natural processed coffee was fermented in cherry for 36 hours then transferred to raised beds to dry for 20 days.
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