Los Ocotes Desiderio inherited this farm from his father, recently after it was planted. His father said to him Son, its time you work this land, it has been growing shade of Ingas trees, pine trees and liquidambar for the last seven years and its soil is deep and sloped. He has been given technical advice from IHCAFE on his efforts and methos to improve the quality of his coffee. Even though the countrys economy has not been stable, and the coffee prices fluctuate but supply and labor costs keep rising, Desiderio fertilizes once a year and keeps control of weeds to keep his coffees quality. Desiderio begins picking coffee in December and this process ends in March. His friends and family gather each year to help him pick only the ripe coffee. He then transports the coffee cherry to the wet mill (about an hours distance) using horses. The coffee is milled using very clean water and he saves water by removing the mucilage without the use of water. He ferments his coffee in tanks for 18 to 24 hours. He then dries this coffee in patios and screens and finally brings down his coffee in pickup truck, which takes him about an hour. He and his family are conscious of their environment and take care of the flora and fauna that coexists in his farm.
|Size (30kg boxes)||19|
|Processing system||Sun , Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.5|
|High bidders||Tashiro Coffee Co.,Ltd|