Farm: Ojo de Agua
Coffee producer: Luis Emilio Valladarez
Ojo de Agua is a small farm of 8mz located in the municipality of Dipilto in the Ojo de Agua community. I got it in 2003 and it was in a regular state planted with the caturra variety and since I am a lover of the Maracaturra variety we have planted it in its entirety with this variety, completely eliminating the caturra.
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* What were the best practices that you implemented and made you win the Cup of Excellence program?
Having a good team ensures the quality of the product. The equipment I always count on is very diverse and distributed according to the needs to be covered, that is, from the farm with the guidance of technicians and people trained in farm management to our dry benefit with knowledgeable people in the Quality control we work in order to achieve and preserve the nature in our coffee.
* How does it feel to be one of the winners?
Thanks to the work that we have done together our coffee has managed to reach and / or be up to where it is today and that gives me a lot of happiness and is a push for us to continue doing our work always well and always improving.
* How will you invest the gains you get from the cup of excellence?
The investment will be distributed: a part in social works of the community and the maintenance of farm and improvement in conditions for the workers.
* Have you participated in the Cup of Excellence program previously?
Yes it had participated before with the property El Suyatal in 2006 that was the first time that participates and thus the following years obtaining good places among them the first one in the year 2015.
* What do you think of the cup of Excellence program?
Cup of Excellence is an event that has come to boost each producer to walk on the path of quality and this also means by which the coffee of our country have been able to promote themselves.
|Farm Name||Ojo de Agua|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luis Emilio Valladarez|
|Aroma/Flavor||vanilla, maple, banana, sweet, lemon and lime, strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, red grape, dates and honey, and blackberry.|
|Acidity||citric, complex, floral, lime, and lemon.|
|Other||honey, creamy, silky, and tangy.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||925.93|