Luna Azul, meaning “blue moon”, is named for its strong flavor of blueberries and dark chocolate. “It will take you to the moon,” he says proudly. After one week of fermentation in cherry in open tanks, it is depulped without water to keep the mucilage (the sticky part of the cherry together with the bean) this allows Andres to get a sweeter cup. The beans are then spread onto raised drying beds for 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather at the farm, until it reaches 11% moisture.
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Alvaro Andrés Cardona Molina is one of the producers of the PEC program (Coffee Speciality Program) and a leader within the UVI Mentees. If he is not working in his family’s farm, La Ilusión, he is working with Felipe in his farm, keeping track of other UVI Members’ production and processes or managing his uncle’s farm, Villa Lucía. He’s a dreamer and an overachiever! He has worked with coffee since the age of 12, as a family tradition. His dedication and attention to detail has rewarded him and his family, with a donation to improve his processing capacities by building a processing facility, making an impact in his neighbourhood and the quality of his craft.
Name of the farm:
Santa Barbara, Antioquia
Castillo and Colombia