Name and Location of Farm:
Relief The farm is located in Mancotal community, 31 kilometers northwest of the Jinotega municipality and department, at an average altitude of 1100 meters. It has a semi flat topography, type soil clay loam, the water sources are a river and a creek, which are protected within the actions of the farm plan. Located in a privileged area for growing coffee.
Tell us the story of your Farm:
El Socorro Farm, count with 30 blocks of land, which one have been managed since 40 years ago, this was inherited from my grandparents and my parents, currently, is the 3th generation who has been dedicated to coffee farming. Following my parents death, I started the farm administration to my 24 years old, and currently, I have 10 years to be responsible of managing.
The only impasse that has been has in the coffee farming, was since 1984 to 1991, product of the war that our country suffered; in the end of 1980 years began a rehabilitation plan starting with one blocks of coffee y currently count with 28 blocks, of which ones 5 are growing coffee plants and 23 are of production coffee plants.
The coffee variety established is Caturra, cultivated grown under shade of trees timber, musa, cocoa and citrus. This farm count with a farm management plan and records are kept of all activities on the farm in each agricultural cycle.the average performance is of 40 qq per blocks, in the past cycle. During this cycle 2011 2012 production was obtained of 924 qq gold.
The farm has two certifications FLO; Fairtrade, conventional coffee and Ecologic Biolatina, Organic CoffeeThis farm do the Wet Mill process in an Ecologic Mill, where is not use water in the pulping process of coffee, has management plan for the byproducts as pulp, this is distributed in the coffee area and sewage waters are treated in septic infiltrationThe labor used on the farm is basically family members of the community.
The family members are 4: my wife, a girl who is 13 years old and study 2nd year in the Elementary School, a boy of 2 years old and me, Ageth Chavarria.
What is your secret for winning the competition?
From the 2006, I integrate to the Erasmo Pineda Cooperative, which is member of UCA SOPPEXCCA R.L, looking for a development for my family, with the implementation of sustainable management of the farm, which would allow me to increase my production, improve my quality and my coffee to market with better opportunities.
Is in this relationship with UCA SOPPEXCCA R.L, that I´ve accomplished the quality and production standards, in the sustainable management of the farm, in which I´ve participated in the event Cup of Excellence, because it is not simply bring a sample and left to chance, if you win as in the lottery, but to comply with certain requirements of crop management starting from flowering to the selection of the lot to participate in the Cup of Excellence, this is basically what has allowed me to be one of the winners.
How do you feel to be a winner?
At first I give thanks to God for the life, I am proud to have been a winner of this world class event, which is dedicated to the memory of my parents, who instilled in me the love of work and desire to excel with proposed goals in my life. We are proud also to each of the people who have been involved in the whole process of coffee production on the farm, with whom I share the success I have achieved.
What do you think of the Cup of Excellence?
This event is of great importance for the coffee sector and for our country, because is an opportunity of to put on the world the quality of coffee produced in Nicaragua , creando nuevas oportunidades de mercado con el cual posesiona no solo al cafe ganador en el certamen, si no al cafe que se produce en el sector cafetalero.
In my assessment the competition is very transparent and which is subject to the standards of SCAA.
|Farm Name||El Socorro|
|Farmer/Rep.||Ageth Enrique Chavarria – R.L. Fátima Ismael Espinoza|
|Size (30kg boxes)||54|
|Aroma/Flavor||AROMA: floral, lychee, hazelnut, cocoa, cherry, rose ,FLAVOR: jasmine, hibiscus, honey, milk chocolate, plum|
|Acidity||delicate, malic, green apple|
|Other||creamy mouthfeel, smooth, notably clean and sweet|
|Processing system||Washed, Sun|
|Coffee Growing Area||20.97|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3571.49|
|High bidders||Atlantic Specialty Coffee|