My name is Andres Figueroa Lopez, I am a 54 year old father of 5 children, we live in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia. I had no idea how good the quality of my coffee was and I had been selling it as a commercial coffee in the past. I would like to thank the dry mill Las Segovias for having motivated and convinced me to participate to me in the Cup of Excellence. For whole family and I are very excited for having won the seventh place in the Cup of Excellence the first time we participated it is a great achievement. As I mentioned it is the first time we participated in the Cup of Excellence even though I have been growing coffee my whole life. My family has been a very important support in the processing of the coffee; they are in charge of processing in the wet mill and we hire very efficient and conscientious workers to harvest the coffee during the harvest season. The farm located in the Dipilto, Nueva Segovia area, has privileged conditions that contribute to the quality of the coffee. The altitude where we grow coffee is very privileged since we can grow other quality products besides coffee, like strawberries. The dedication that my family gives to classifying, de-pupling and washing the coffee is by far one of the greatest factors that influence the quality of our coffee. The premium we will obtain in the auction is a good opportunity for us to improve the quality of our coffee. I am now going to put in more effort to produce a better quality of coffee in order to obtain a better position in the Cup of Excellence next year; I now feel like one of the best coffee producers in the world.
|Farm Name||La Carolina|
|Farmer/Rep.||Andres Figueroa Lopez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||7.86|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Maison Blanche Dael, Netherlands and Cafes Meo, France|