My name is Pastora Peralta Sequeira, I was born, raised and actually live in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia, I am 46 years old mother of 3 children. Besides being a full time mother, I am also a coffee producer with the support of my children, which is very important me since they are the future of the farm. 15 years of hardship and dedication to growing coffee began with a job as a cook at a big coffee plantation. At this job I began to feel the love and enthusiasm for the land and an certain that the satisfaction to harvest it runs deep in my blood. My property which is located in Dipilto, Nueva Segovia, counts on the privileged conditions like the altitude and vegetation, add to that the good care and maintenance that we give the coffee in the wet mill, results in a quality product that has won the Cup of Excellence this year. In order to maintain the property and coffee as well as we do. Because of the low coffee prices that do not allow me to survive solely through this cultivar, I must also dedicate part of my time to commerce. I even had to apply for a loan to now make improvements on the property, now that I am a winner of the Cup of Excellence the first time I that participate. I am analyzing the possibility of foregoing my loan since I have great hopes of the price that my coffee will obtain in the auction. As a woman, to be a winner of the Cup of Excellence means a great deal for me, because in spite of being a single mother my children have seen the great efforts and sacrifices that I have made and the results that I have obtained. This will inspire them to work hard and honestly in life and they will know that their hard work will be rewarded. The premium that we will obtain in the auction will also give a monetary value to all the effort made like mother and producer of coffee. I hope that the coffee is sold at a very good price in order to continue improving our projects and to continue harvesting quality. I was motivated and excited to see in all the media coverage last year so many neighbors and friends win and sell their coffee through the Cup of Excellence. I then challenged myself to be a winner and thanks to God and our good friend Mr. Luis Alberto Balladares of the dry mill Las Segovias, the opportunity to participate and win was given. I am now living like a Super Star (from Sabado Gigante) for having won because all my neighbors are coming to visit my farm to learn from me.
|Farm Name||Los Angeles|
|Farmer/Rep.||Pastora Peralta Sequeira|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||7.14|
|High bidders||Wataru for Beans Coffee Sales|