My name is Domingo Herrera Ruiz, I am 58 years old and father of seven children. I live in the city of Ocotal, Nueva Segovia for the last 40 years. My farms El Cipres is located in Dipilto, where I produce on average 333 bags (69kg) of coffee per year. For the last forty year I have dedicated my life to growing coffee and raising cattle, since that is where my experience has been acquired. This is the second time I earn the third place in the Cup of Excellence, and it gives me greater opportunity and hope to be able to sell all my production of coffee at a better price. I am very happy with my achievements in the Cup of Excellence. As a results of the economic incentives from last years auction I was able to improve the yields of this years crop as well as improvements on the infrastructure of the farm. I am a coffee producer that goes to great strides to supervise the coffee though out all its different processes. To maintain its excellence (the coffees), I give an extra incentives to the workers and am very careful during the harvest and wet milling process. In my quality processes Atlantic Export is very active supporting me whenever I need it since it is through Atlantic that I sell all my coffee. By improving in the different process of my coffee and with hope and faith that I have in God I see the opportunity to continue to participate in the Cup of Excellence in order to earn and maintain the first place trophy.
|Farm Name||El Cipres|
|Farmer/Rep.||Domingo Herrera Ruiz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||21.43|
|High bidders||Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia, Sweet Marias, Groundwork, Terroir, Stone Cup Roasting Co., Maruyama, 49th Parallel Roasters|