Cafe de Montana HistoryThis sample was presented by Manuel Mamani Uluri and his daughter Teodora Mamani de Machaca. Manuel is the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren. Nevertheless, his age and the weariness of work in the fields are no impediment to him. At 63 years old, he continues producing on his land, with the help of his wife, Sabila, and his two youngest daughters Carmina and Cristina. His older daughters have left to form their own families, but they continue to work in coffee. Manuel is very respected in his community and his neighbors know that he is very careful in the management of his coffee, which is why they convinced him to participate in the competition this year. I arrived in the Yungas in 1977. Hunger drove me out of the altiplano. Its harder there. You cant take care of a family. I had two daughters already and wanted to give them a better life. Here, coffee is a sure sale, and my daughters have been able to get ahead. Theyve got their own homes now. Manuel likes to plan ahead. He plans to invest in his future what he earns from the auction. What I earn, will be for production, to make sure that my wife and my daughters are taken care of if something happens to me and to save some, because its harder and harder for me to work, and life is more expensive every day.
Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
Soil Type: Clay Loam
Annual Precipitation: 1600 mm/year Shade Type: Inga edulis sp.- Cedrella odorata Weed Control: 2 times a year Pruning: Growth – Renovation Productive Practices: Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of organic barriers, soil protection.
|Farm Name||Café de Montaña|
|Farmer/Rep.||Manuel Mamani Uluri|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|City||Colonia Chojñapampa, Carrasco La Reserva County|
|Region||Province of Caranavi|
|Processing system||Individual processing, selective harvest of ripe cherries, fermentation, washing with clean spring, w|
|Variety||Caturra 50% Criollo 50%|
|Coffee Growing Area||4|
|High bidders||Sweet Maria’s Coffee|