Mr. Pedro Moreno is from El Cedral – Santa Barbara, where he is known as one of the first coffee farmers. He has been in the business since 1948 – 66 years ago -. He is not only a special producer, he is a special person as well.
El Cedral its a small town, with a nice weather, located in a specialty coffee region of Los Andes, next to Mount Maroncho, within the buffer zone of National Park of Santa Barbara Mountain.
He is an inspiration to his family most of them are dedicated to coffee production, and they are also participants in COE.
Some of his sons and brothers works with him, their main source of income is the export of coffee and the local sale of vegetables such as carrots, beetroots, cabbages and red beans.
We asked Don Pedro: What is the secret to produce high quality coffee?
He said: First, my farm altitude and climate conditions. Then the picking process, “just red cherries”, taking off the no matures cherries, then the milling is doing the same day and I have special care selecting the good grain discarding the damaged ones. The dried is made in solar driers until the 12% of humidity.
He has been participating in COE for 7 years, and passed into the auction 4 times.
|Farm Name||Moreno – 14|
|Size (30kg boxes)||34|
|Aroma/Flavor||asaam tea, ripe passionfruit, oolong tea, watermelon, clover honey, floral, coconut, jasmine, complex, vanilla|
|Acidity||juicy, mouthwatering, effervescent, tangerine, citric elegant|
|Other||lingering aftertaste, fresh, balanced, buttery, round complex|
|Coffee Growing Area||4.9 ha|
|Farm Size||4.9 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2244|
|High bidders||GSC International Co., Ltd. (KOREA) // Shanghai Borong International Trading Co., Ltd (CHINA)|