Finca El Saman is situated up in the north east corner of Cauca, a region that is not very well known within specialty coffee because of issues accessing the region due to civil war and crime. Aurora Noscue’s family has been involved in coffee for generations, and although work is hard she has sought education to improve both her techniques and management of the farm. With this ambition and drive she has been a strong leader in a local women’s group, Alianzas Productivas, where they are helping empower women in business, while supporting 120 families in the region. On the farm, banana and citrus trees provide shade for the coffee. During the harvest the coffee is hand-picked and separated for quality before being pulped and fermented for 18- 20 hours without water. The coffee is then washed before being dried on the roof or in a parabolic drier for 8 – 14 days.