Villa Fontana Estate, Mozonte Daniel Matute Lopez It can be say that this farm is located in the middle of two lines of impressive mountains. In order to get to this farm you must drive through roads of difficult access. But due to the abundance of rivers and views, Villa Fontana is one of the places for Nicaragua ns to be proud. Due to its geography, Villa Fontana produces a very exquisite coffee. The coffee tasters (cuppers) awarded this coffee for its excellence. It is precisely the high altitude of 1,700 meters (5,570 feet) over sea level which allows the harvest to grow with the best attributes for exporting it. This farm fulfills with the specific requirements in the management of the rojito (red coffee cherry). The owner Daniel Matute is doing the activity of every week, the payment of his workers. I give my permanent workers a special treatment, I give them a price in their salary by paying them 45 cordobas everyday (according to the law the payment is 33 cordobas). During the picking of the coffee I pay 14 cordobas for each basket. I also give them other basic conditions for their work and three meals a day. All these is very attractive for this people. Some of them have to walk even 3 hours to get here or else wait for a truck to bring them to the farm . With all these benefits I return the effort made by my boys Daniel feels complete since he also has the support of his wife, who is in charge of coordinating the meals for everybody. She is always creating new food the workers love the way she cooks he tells us this as he hugs his wife, Dona Esperanza Tercero who also owns a coffee farm with a very good position in the ranking of the cup of excellence.
|Farm Name||Villa Fontana|
|Farmer/Rep.||Daniel Matute López|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||52|
|High bidders||Maruyama Coffee (Japan), Mikatajuku Group (Japan), Yokoi Coffee (Japan), Orsir Coffee Company (Taiwan)|