Patricia Builes’s family has run the farm La Hacienda Villa Clemencia for more than 45 years and the knowledge of coffee production has been passed down from generation to generation. The estate is located in Risaralda in the west of Colombia at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level. The soil is volcanic and loamy, and therefore very nutritious.
The entire production has been converted to organic in recent years. As a result, both the yield and the quality of the coffee has increased, and at the same time the ecosystem has recovered. The farm has also created space for endangered species such as the Colombian walnut (Cedro Negro), which affects the farm's water supply and creates an optimal environment for both coffee planting and biodiversity. For the coffee, the family receives more than twice the fair-trade price.