|Farmer||Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia|
|Estate||Finca El Progresso|
A coffee farm for 80 years, Finca El Progreso is located in Vereda El Caramelo, Palestina municipality outside of the city of Pitalito. Following a systematic plan for fertilizations, varietal selection, harvesting, and processing, they are able to produce both consistent quality and overall high volumes per hectare. All cherries harvested are measured for degrees Brix, coffees with 24-27 degrees Brix are processed as washed coffees, beginning with depulping cherries they day they are harvested. Then are fully washed, dried for several days, and finally moved to shaded raised beds to complete the drying process.