El Filo II Jesus established his farm in the year of 1997, with his own efforts, he inherited the land from his father Mr. Daniel Moreno, he owns, works and lives of his coffee land and production. This farm has been worked personally and is the economic source,besides working as hand labor on other farms, for his income, he has two permanent employees and 10 temporary. He fertilizes in the month of may only, using the half moon technique applied to the base of the coffee tree. Jesus applies tree pruning, with selective and sanitary purposes, uses weed control and regulates shade for the whole farm. Due to the farms altitude he has no plague or pest problems but he always take samples for prevention. His harvest starts in January until June sometimes, collecting only the red cherries. then he moves his crop car to the wet mill, where he pulps the coffee in an 4 stream pulper, made by La Cordillera brand, in excellent condition. using the less water possible from a protected water source near by. His fermentations are done in cement tanks for and average of 24 hours, but can go up to 48 hours, depending on weather and moisture conditions. Then the coffee is washed and taken into cement patios to remove the water excess, and then placed in solar dryers. It takes Jesus at least 40 minutes to transport by pick up truck his coffee to the nearest storaging facility or exporter. He says his success lays in picking only the red cherries and giving the pickers good incentives, and also an efficient milling. He and his workers are aware of the protection of the environment and give the proper process to pulp and residue waters. Due to the recently past coffee prices crisis, he has diversified his farm activities losing focus on coffee.
|Farm Name||El Filo II|
|Farmer/Rep.||Jesús Geovany Moreno Leiva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|City||El Cedral, Las Vegas|
|Processing system||Sun , Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.05|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|