Laura Valentina Contreras

Coffee, the fight for his and his family's dreams

A unique and unrepeatable coffee by José Heider Contreras

We tell you the story behind the producer's recognition and tribute.

Laura Valentina was my “premiere” in the experience of being a parent, it thrills me and fills me with joy and strength. The love he naturally spreads and how much he loves to play, have fun and entertain us, makes it easy for me to fight for my family every day. Following what my parents left me as a legacy, “to be a person who fights for his dreams and those of his family”. I have achieved this through one of the most humble and enriching jobs: “coffee growing”, and now, with the pride of this coffee, I think it is only fair that it bears his name.

Productor de café verde Jose Heider de la región cafetalera de Huila, Colombia




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Kg of Coffee

Laura Valentina Contreras a unique lot of coffee from the coffee growing region of Huila, Colombia, green and ready to roast.

Here's what you want to know about this unique coffee

  1. It is a coffee whose cup profile is fruity
  2. Its key descriptor in aroma and flavor is tropical fruits.
  3. Other descriptors that complete its organoleptic profile are caramel and butter.
  4. It is an ideal coffee for extraction in filters, cold brew and French press.
  5. It has an overall score according to the SCA scale of 91.5 points.
  6. Its acidity is lactic, citric, acetic and complex, with a medium-high intensity.
  7. It has a medium-full body intensity and is buttery to the touch.
  8. It is a coffee that is cultivated in the coffee growing geography of the Andean Ridge, in the coffee growing region of Colombia and in the coffee growing region of Huila.
  9. It is a coffee of the arabica species of the Caturra varietal.
  10. It is a coffee that we have processed in natural with an anaerobic fermentation, dried in the sun and in canopies.
El Productor José Heider con vistas a su finca

Coffee producer José Heider Contreras

I am a coffee grower passionate about my work and dedicated to my family''.

  • For methe field represents the greatest wealth that life has given me, that is why I made the decision to start growing coffee and project myself to grow personally and economically.
  • In 2002 I began to cultivate the first coffee trees in a lot that my mother gave me to start growing in the farm that today is called El Descanso.
  • The most critical point in the whole process of the production of my coffee is that the moment of harvesting the fruits arrives and I do not have the ideal personnel for the job and the whole process is delayed.
  • The stage that I consider most important is to have more space for drying coffee.

Laura Valentina Contreras is a coffee from the Uniques range.

Roaster we explain in brief the advantages of roasting green coffee of the Uniques range of Mare Terra Green Coffee

It is important for you to know that they are: coffees that are given very exceptionally – With a cup profile always new and surprising – Result of experiments in R&D at the limit – Only available in some vintages and origins – Palette of key descriptors level 5 in the coffee descriptor wheel – No quality defects – SCA score +90 or simply unpunishable – Sending samples of the lots before arrival from origin – Private sale for buyers – Microlots up to 300 kg – Unification of packaging, Convenient and practical 5 kg vacuum packs (2.5 kg + 2.5 kg) – Marketing segmented by region, never batches from one producer sold in one region to two roasters.

Laura Valentina Contreras is a coffee from the Uniques range.

We explain in brief details of the cultivation of his farm, located in the coffee-growing region of Huila.

  • José Heider Contreras’ savings and his motivation to organize his life led him to become a producer of his own coffees.
  • José Heider’s challenge to participate with his coffees in the Cup of Excellence and to achieve a significant position in the contest, made him and his wife Adriana the owners of Finca El Descanso Natural.
  • The Finca El Descanso Natural where the product José Heider Contreras lives with his wife Adriana Verdugo and their two daughters is located near the municipality of Gudalupe in Huila.
Finca El Descanso Natural del productor de café verde José Heider

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