Farm: Bella Aurora
Producer: Luis Joaquin Lovo Gutiérrez
* Farm History:
Name: Bella Aurora.
Location: The Community of Cambalache, Dipilto Municipality, Department of Nueva Segovia.
Description: It is a farm located in the highest part of the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range at 1350 meters above sea level, the coffee is cultivated under shade, the water used for the washing of coffee is spring, the pulping is completely dry, Cut only the ripe fruit and be very careful with the optimal fermentation time.
This farm started to work with about 10 apples by the year 1945, with time it has been growing until reaching 52 manzanas of coffee cultivation. Its name is due to keep in mind the name of my grandmother Aurora, who in addition to remembering her name is conjugated with the natural beauty of her dawns, also accompanied by Bella for the scenography that presents its relief, its topography, its location and the love that it represents for me.
The production is of 1200qqs gold of washed coffee, the variety of coffee that is cultivated is Caturra and Maragogype.
Other crops: oranges, bananas, jocotes, etc.
* Family Generations:
The farm begins to work in 1945 and grows until 1980, decade that occurs the civil war and the production declines from 400qqs gold to 40qqs gold for being a war zone. It is from 1991 that he restarts to work again in the cultivation of coffee until today in which a production of 1200qqs gold is reached. As of 1991 the farm is managed by me, where I have technified it and I have made it grow. The time in which I get involved is 100% attention.
My family is of 4 children: 2 women and 2 men and my wife.
* What were the good practices that you implemented that made it the winner of the Cup of Excellence program?
All the activities that are carried out are of utmost importance in obtaining high quality coffee results, among them a meticulous agronomic management that involves good fertilization, good tissue management, and adequate shade regulation. Make good nurseries and follow up once planted, all in order to have healthy and robust young dishes; another of the important points is the cutting of the ripe cherry that must be done at its optimum point, then comes the process of wet processing that involves having well-calibrated machines, using clean water for washing and giving the optimum point of fermentation. The transfer of the parchment from the farm to the dry benefit is done in the shortest possible time 40 minutes or one hour at most and finally we have the process of dry beneficiation that is done with great care and with drying techniques under shade, in the case of This coffee process is carried out in Caravela Nicaragua.
It is very important to be focused on the fact that quality and special coffees require total delivery throughout the production chain and processes of wet and dry processing.
* How does it feel to be one of the winners?
It is motivating to be part of the winners as a recognition of the efforts made together to obtain the quality of coffee for Cup of Excellence, of course it is very satisfying and happy to represent Nicaragua in these quality coffees
* In what will you invest the profits you obtain from the cup of excellence?
All that is achieved in overcoming the production costs are re-invested in physical improvements of the farm, its dishes and social demands of the workers.
* Had you participated in the Cup of Excellence program before?
* What do you think of the cup of excellence program?
The Cup of Excellence program is a very important event for coffee growing in Nicaragua as it is a better way to obtain a good price based on our efforts as Producers
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|Farm Name||Bella Aurora|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luis Joaquin Lovo Gutiérrez|
|Aroma/Flavor||herbal note, rounded body, long finish, cherry, chocolate, pineapple, melon, red apple, honey, black tea, raspberry, buttery, and milk chocolate.|
|Acidity||citrus, malic, transparent, and winey.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||925.93|