Nueve Posas HistoryThe property is known today as Finca 9 Pozas in mention to the forest and stream that is called 9 Pozas, mysterious place and filed with enchantment and home of the guardabarranco. It is also named this way because it was visited by a painter who painted 9 pozas to Don Obdulio Espinoza located within the stream. Many legends originate from this site such as the following: The place has a rich variety of fruits, but the visitor cannot taste them because he would be trapped in the place. Also it is said that 32 years ago 3 children where lost in the forest and were fed by dwarfs, one of them could escape from the place and still lives, of the others they say that they live in and in the afternoons they walk by the roads. If you visit the place at night you will hear the roosters and the wanderers, the inhabitants of the village of Santa Marta name that comes from the property say that when the climate is going to change the mountain makes loud noises. The property 9 Pozas is Located in the lower part of the microriver basin of 9 Pozas top part of la Cuenca From Ulua River, microriver basin that has been under a continuous degradation of the natural resources and where there exists high poverty inside the population. The manual labor for the property are mostly Lencas. Fernando within its voluntary activities to raise funds along with his wife through different organisms, to sastisfy the needs of the Lenca communities lencas of the Cypress, arco, Magueyall, Rion, Pena Blanca, Palos Blancos and Mohaga within the municipality of Belen Gualcho and Santa Marta of the municipality of San Marcos. Quality PracticesWe qualify and stimulate the cutters so that they cut grains in optimal period of maturation. The coffee is taken the pulp of immediately after it has been cut. The coffee of the cup of excellence is dried to the sun in screens with temperatures lower than 50 ºC. It is left in rest during a month in sacs in suitable conditions of storage.
The coffee plantation is handled under shade using atmosphere friendly practices like: Agroforesteria, live barriers, torrent control, control and protection of drains, seed in curves at level, use of natural pesticides, manual control of the weeds, ecological pulp removing, latrines in the property, planting of forest and taking care of the biodiversity. Coffee Process InformationFertilization: The coffee plants are fertilized with chemical coffee grower formula based in ground analysis, also we apply organic fertilizer produced by the Californian earthworm.
Disease and Pest Control: For the control of plagues natural methods are used like: Manual control of weeds, control of plagues and diseases using natural pesticides, also for the control of plagues we are in favor of the biological control of toads, spiders, birds, and insects.
Harvesting: The harvest begins the last days of December and it ends the first days of April.
Pulping and Fermantation: The implemented humid beneficiary consists in: Cutting of coffee, pulp removing, fermentation, washing and classification of the coffee.
The implemented beneficiary in dry consists in: Drying in Screen, packing it in sacs and storing it in optimal conditions
Annual Production: 180 bags
Coffee varieties: Bourbón, Caturra, Catuai
Type of Soil: Franc
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,300 mm
Type of Shade: Guama, Guanijiquil, Cuernavaca, laurel negro, cedro, gravillea, banana
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Permanent Employees: 4
Temporary Employees: 20 – 60
|Farm Name||Nueve Posas|
|Farmer/Rep.||Fernando Obdulio Espinoza Mejia|
|Size (30kg boxes)||20|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||12.6|
|High bidders||Sweet Maria’s|