NAME AND LOCATION OF THE FARM:
Finca Loma Verde is located in La Providencia, Jalapa, Nueva Segovia. This has a privileged location with a height of 1,250 m.o.s.l. and has an exquisite climate, very pleasant due to the presence of surrounding mountains.
TELL US THE FARM HISTORY:
I have been the owner in this beautiful farm for 30 years. It has an area of 40 Manzanas all fully productive, and 500 quintals green coffee among varieties Lempira, Noventa and Catuai.
The farm belongs to my family for 40 years, when it was bought to my grandmother. Currently at work on the farm nine people, all family and myself are involved.
WHICH IS YOUR SECRET FOR WINNING THE COMPETITION?
The secret is the location of the farm, the wet milling process, fermentation and washing process time.
HOW DO YOU FEEL OF BEEN ONE OF THE WINNERS?
Pleased to have won this great opportunity and have been inside the finalists. In addition, it motivates me to keep improving in all the different activities of my farm.
IN WHAT YOU WILL BE INVESTING PROFIT TO BE OBTAINED FROM ELECTRONIC AUCTION?
Improve parts of the infrastructure of the farm. In addition, to improve conditions for workers and to improve the management of coffee to increase production.
HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE COMPETITION BEFORE? HAVE YOU WON PREVIOUSLY?
Yes, I have participated before but had never reached the final only to 150. And it motivated me to improve my quality of coffee
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CUP OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM?
It is an attractive event for coffee producers that encourages the producer in the production of specialty coffee and thanks to this event occurs coffee known our country to the world.
*1 Manzana of Land = 0.7050 Hectare
|Farm Name||Loma Verde|
|Farmer/Rep.||Elitt Castellon Rodriguez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||17|
|Aroma/Flavor||peach, nectarine, raisin, molasses, toasted coconut|
|Other||toffee peanut finish, sweet finish|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1124|
|High bidders||GSC International Co., Ltd. (KOREA) // Shanghai Borong International Trading Co., Ltd (CHINA)|