LOTE #21 FARM: BUENA VISTA PRODUCER: ANA JULIA MONTENEGRO Name and location of the Farm: The property is located in the San Antonio community of Pueblo Nuevo, 22 km from Jinotega. It is located on the foothills of Cerro Datanli called El Diablo and is a reserve that gives a fresh climate, Wet and agreeable with a panoramic view of Lake apanas. Tell the story of your farm: The Farm was acquired by inheritance from my father, from very small I worked on the farm of my father, that allowed me to learn all the tasks and work of coffee cultivation. My property is equivalent to an area of 2 blocks of coffee and is only cultivated variety caturra. These plants are aged between 3 and 10 years, mostly production plants with a yield of 30 quintals per acre. Other crops that work as shade Musaceas and citrus are also being for household consumption. Family generations: My family was composed by three people, my husband, Luis Emilio Cruz Seaz, my son Luis Isaias Cruz Montenegro 14 months old and I that I have 29 years.
What is your secret for winning the competition?
The secret is to be sure picking the coffee at the right time, that the fruit has a good maturity that is not very green or over ripe, like the fallen, when the wet with the fermentation process, and having done all the work the cafe culture at appropriate times.
How do you feel to be a winner?
I am very happy, very excited to have a good quality coffee, in other years had participated in the contest and had been among the 50 finalists but did not qualify in the final. This gives me joy and enthusiasm and animates me to grow better coffee to continue to participate in the competition.
What do you think of the Cup of Excellence?
It is very good event which helps us to demonstrate the quality of coffee we have and in this way helps us generate more income as producers. We can also exchange with other coffee producer of coffee from another regions of Nicaragua . To continue doing this kind of event in a way to improve living conditions for producers.
|Farm Name||Buena Vista|
|Farmer/Rep.||Rl – Uca Soppexcca, Prod – Ana Julia Y Marlon Jose Montenegro Blandon|
|Size (30kg boxes)||40|
|Aroma/Flavor||fruity, red apple, spicy, floral, , green pepper, raspberry, cedar sandalwood|
|Acidity||mild, tart elegant, malic|
|Other||white grapes, heavy body, lime aftertaste, winy finish, elegant body|
|Processing system||Washed, Sun|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.4|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2645.52|
|High bidders||honuKATOCOFFEE Inc.|