Name and Location of the Farm:
The farm Santa Adelaida is located in La Laguna, in the Municipality of Dipilto, Nueva Segovia. The plantations are located at an altitude between 1.100 and 1.200 mosl. The tree Bucarro is which is mostly used as shade in the coffee plantations. The farm has several waterholes that supplies the kitchen and the spraying. These waterholes are cared for in order to keep with water all year. Besides there are some waterholes that cross over through the farm.
Tell us The Farm History:
This farm was inherited to my wife for my father in law.I toke possession of the property and I dedicate my hole life to work it.Today it is the largest farm in Dipilto, with a fairly significant production.In this area there is a microclimate that it rains very often. The yield of the farm is more or less 5,000 Quintals.It has a wet mill and access roads by plantations to coffee, which allows us to transport coffee in vehicle so that workers do not have to load the coffee.I granted a portion of the farm land for the purpose of build a school, which teaches all children in surrounding communities. I think within the farm soon inherit my children in order to continue the line and keep the farm in the family.
This is the second generation who works the farm and soon will be the third because I will inherit to my children. The hard work I’ve done on the farm has made it to be the largest farm in Dipilto. With production of this farm, I could educate my four children and to have other investments.
What is your secret for winning the competition?
Basically the secret of producing Quality Coffee lies in having a strict quality control from cutting coffee (Only very red) until mill process. It’s a pretty extensive network, which requires a lot of people with knowledge and experience. Obviously this must be added the benefits of the estate and the geographic location.
How do you feel to have been a winner?
Very happy because this is a reward for hard work you have done throughout the year. This award motivates us to keep striving and improving.
What do you think about the Cup of Excellence?
I think it is a Great event, because through it the producers unveil their best Coffees. Furthermore, it puts up to Nicaragua , as a producer country of a Great coffee. Nicargua is disclosed as an attractive country and working people.
|Farm Name||Santa Adelaida|
|Farmer/Rep.||Marco Tulio Bendaña Espinoza|
|Size (30kg boxes)||28|
|Aroma/Flavor||BLACKBERRY, PASSION FRUIT CHERRY, ORANGE, MILK CHCOCOLATE, JASMINE, BLACK CURRENT HONEY, PLUM|
|Acidity||STRAWBERRY, MYER LEMON|
|Other||SYRUPY CREAMY, EFFERVESCENT, SWEET FINISH, PEACH|
|Coffee Growing Area||240 ha|
|Farm Size||250 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1836|
|High bidders||Campos Coffee|