La Esperanza San Juan Estate, Jalapa Domingo Palma Montoya While being a salary earner peasant, Don Minguito as it is known in Jalapa, bought this farm from his employer, who sold to him (in installments) more than 10 acres of virgin mountains, an area which is difficult to access. On a four wheel drive, you drive near 3 steep kilometers, from where you can admire amazing views that dominate the entire valley. From that part of the country, Don Domingo Palma as he himself expresses it, feels as el rey (the king). You can contemplate the town of Jalapa, the mountains Macarali, Terrerio, San Jose. All these sites during the 80´s faced the war time, however now-a-days they produce tobacco, basic grains and cattle. After 8 years of completely abandon, coffee was reactivated . We have worked very hard and have been very organized although I must confess that I never thought that I would produce the best coffee of this town don Minguito says. He also explains that last year, Mauro Mercado a coffee collector who is his friend, advice him to participate in the Coffee cup of excellence. Although Don Minguito was not happy because the coffee crop had been a poor one due to the drought and also feeling a bit compromised, nevertheless he accepted the challenge . few time later he was given the great news. While he shows us a cup with the hot special coffee that he is drinking together with rosquillas (traditional corn hot cakes) prepared by his wife, he says: We are very satisfied at home with this award . My wife also feels the joy and she welcomes me every time with a cup of the champion coffee, the name given to this coffee. Domingo Palma ends by saying: We hope that Atlantic, a coffee exporter company, will continue getting us better prices for my coffee . Because it has giving me the great satisfaction to become from a worker to a producer and I have raised all my children with this coffee.
|Farm Name||La Esperanza San Juan|
|Farmer/Rep.||Domingo Palma Montoya|
|Size (30kg boxes)||13|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||15|
|High bidders||Vournas Coffee Trading (US)|