He comes from a Typical Colombia n coffee family, he started working in the coffee crops since he was very young, helping his parents. He is married with Gladys Rojas, and they have two daughters. His wife works in the health center of the village and he is a leader of the community. His farm is very small and all the family work together in it.
He uses the pulp and water from the washing process to get organic fertilizers which are used later to improve the physical conditions of the soils.
Coffee Processing Information
Fertilization: Twice a year according with the soil analysisDisease and Pest Control: Good agronomical practices without using pesticidesHarvesting: Main Crop – October to December. Fly Crop – May to July
Annual Production: 53 bags
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 1,900 millimters
Shade Grown Type: Sun Exposure
Water Source: Fresh WaterNo.
Permanent Employees: 2
No. Temporary Employees: 8
|Farm Name||Villa Catalina|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Program||Colombia North 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing|
|Coffee Growing Area||5|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|