El Filo is a pretty nice farm in El Cedral - Sta. Bárbara, but the most amazing thing is the view, I'm sure you´ll enjoy that place. We had an interview with Miguel and that´s what he answered us:
He began growing his coffee collectively with his father 27 years ago, and in 1995 he becomes independent with half a hectare and he now owns 2.45 hectares of coffee plantation. He and his wife have 8 children and all of them work in coffee growing activities. The maintenance activities are done by the members of the family, but during the picking season hire almost 25 persons to recollect the cherries.
The process to get a quality coffee begins with the correct picking, only red cherries, taking off the no matures cherries, then he made milling the same day and selecting the good grain and discarding the damaged ones. The dried is made in solar driers, with a controlled temperature.
I have participated in COE 8 times, in 2013 I was in the 5th place. I am happy with COE, it's a great alternative for small producers. In my first events, I was disappointed but when I learned how to prepare the coffee in the correct way, I saw the results.
|Farm Name||El Filo - 14|
|Farmer/Rep.||Miguel Moreno Leiva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||22|
|Aroma/Flavor||nuts, gingersnap, roasted nuts, vanilla, orange, lemon meringue, grape|
|Other||sweet finish, clean finish, good body, rich body|
|Coffee Growing Area||2.45 ha|
|Farm Size||2.45 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1452|
|High bidders||KAFFA as, Oslo|