Yimara is part of the Education team at CQI Coffee Quality Institute leading the PHP program as manager of the Post-Harvest Processing Program. She is based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Tunía in Cauca, Colombia, Yimara is the daughter of small coffee producers and is herself a coffee producer as well. Throughout her life, Yimara has been surrounded by coffee and the people who produce it. She has more than 15 years of experience in the coffee industry and Quality control and has held roles in nearly every part of the coffee supply chain, including as an instructor for producers in different countries. Yimara is a Q grader, a Q Processing Expert, and an instructor for the CQI Q Processing program for Arabica and Robusta.