Name and Location of Farm:
Located in Brujil, Macuelizo, Nueva Segovia in Dipilto-Jalapa Mountain, my farm has two water source that born on the farm leading to Macuelizo River, I have 18 blocks with coffee production, forest area, my coffee varieties are Caturra and Maragogype, types of fertilizers used are urea Fertificafe and Urea, the shade percentage is 60%, I management my sewage water with 2 filters to prevent spillage. The farm produce 300 quintals, the altitude is 1350 meters above level sea, with a rainfall of 1200 mm average annual
Tell us the story of your Farm:
It was an inheritance from my father Manuel Gonzales, he gave me 3 blocks with coffee in the Ayote Hill, but I bought to my neighbors, with my own efforts I achieve buy 20 blocks and Im still productive planting and renovating the news areas.
What is your secret for winning the competition?
My secret is worrying to get a good quality when I cut only the mature grain and in the wet mill I performed good wash, finally I send the coffee to the dry mill at time.
How do you feel to be a winner?
First I thank God for giving me this opportunity and I feel cheerful for this great merit and also to have a good coffee in Nueva Segovia
What do you think of the Cup of Excellence?
Is very important for us because the program awards to small and medium farmers who grow specialty coffee.
|Farm Name||El Recodo|
|Farmer/Rep.||Manuel Raúl Gonzáles Gonzáles|
|Size (30kg boxes)||36|
|Aroma/Flavor||AROMA: lemon zest, mace, jasmine, hazelnut, corn syrup, maple,FLAVOR: sour cherry, caramel, molasses, peach, butter|
|Acidity||moderate grape citric|
|Other||very consistent, sweet lingering finish|
|Variety||Bourbón, Caturra, Maragogype|
|Coffee Growing Area||6.99|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2380.99|
|High bidders||Tashiro Coffee Co.,Ltd|