Jairo Astudillo started producing coffee 35 years ago, thanks the encouragement of his father and grandfather, who persuaded him to continue with the family business. Finca Miranda was first owned by Jairo’s grandfather and since then it has been passed down from generation to generation.
It was named Finca Miranda because the farm has breathtaking views of the Palestina mountains. Five years ago, he decided that he wanted to receive a better income, to have more money left over to improve his farm and his home. He wanted to offer his family a better quality of life and he wanted to receive recognition for doing a good job and producing excellent coffee.
Today, Jairo works with his family at his farm. His sons, Jairo and Johinier, help him with the post-harvest processes. Jairo has been working with Caravela for five years and he started delivering coffee to our Pitalito warehouse, when we were still Virmax. He has loved working with Caravela because it has allowed him to earn what he deserves for the hard work he puts in.
Due to all his hard work he is now a well-known coffee producer in the Palestina region of Huila.