Farm: La Bendicion
Producer: Jose Liberato Jarquin Agurcia
Everything arises from his retirement, but without thinking of making a large farm but rather as a place of recreation, but as a coffee farm, but seeing the good results has wanted to make more investments in the farm and It has generated an obsession with the characteristics of the place such as landscapes and the quality of the coffee that is generated there.
The farm began to be created in 2008 with 40 of land, but in 2010 7 apples of Catimor variety coffee were planted, but this was lost due to legal problems with people who at that time came to take the land and try to take over it. Currently this problem has been solved and the coffee plantations have been renewed with a current area of 22 manzanas with the Caturra, Catuaí red and yellow, bourbon, tekisic, java and Pacamara varieties.
* Family Generations:
This is the first generation, but it has the support of my son who is responsible for following up throughout the year administratively and logistically of the farm.
* What were the good practices that you implemented that made it the winner of the Cup of Excellence program?
Firstly, the height of the farm, and linked to that are good agricultural practices and wet processing. In the good agricultural practices one has from the selection of a good variety focused on the quality and agronomic management of the crop. And in wet processing is doing a good selective collection, hygiene in the infrastructure of the wet mill, good period of fermentation and finally the drying under shade to guarantee longevity of the quality obtained in the farm
* How does it feel to be one of the winners?
Proud to get to this part despite being the first time that samples are sent to the contest and be the first time you get a certificate.
* In what will you invest the profits you obtain from the cup of excellence?
Pay debts of the financing provided by the bank used to manage the previous cycle and reinvest the profits back into the farm.
* Had you participated in the Cup of Excellence program before?
No, it’s my first time.
* What do you think of the cup of excellence program?
It is a great thing that allows us to develop in the guild and to make our coffees internationally known, this is a privilege since we are reaching international goals and therefore obtain a better incentive for our work.
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|Farm Name||La Bendicion|
|Farmer/Rep.||Jose Liberato Jarquin Agurcia|
|Aroma/Flavor||plum, mango, red currant, Guaynabo, persimmon, black cherry, green apple|
|Other||blackberry, sweet, sweet and jammy.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||767.20|