Farm: El Paraíso
Farmer: Gonzalo Moreno Blanco
Birth Place & Date: Silos, Norte de Santander, March 18, 1955.
Parents: Gonzalo Moreno Portillo (d) & María Otilia Blanco Rojas (d)
Wife’s Name: Irene Capacho Portilla
Children: (3) María Otilia Moreno Capacho, Miguel Mauricio Moreno Capacho & Sandra Milena Moreno Capacho
Academic Level: High School
Farm: El Paraíso
Vereda (rural district): Hatos Bajo
Department: Norte de Santander
Total Area Grown with Coffee: 1.64 hectares
% planted with resistant varieties (Colombia & Castillo): 100%
% planted with susceptible varieties (Caturra): 0%
% of Young Technologically Advanced Coffee Plantations: 5%
Other farm crops: banana
Post-harvest processing (“beneficio”):
Score at Cup of Excellence 2015: 86.00
Six years ago I felt it was time to start a new business, one that would give me the revenues needed to provide my wife and my three children with the best. It was then that I decided to try with coffee growing.
Thanks to quality of my plantation, I have achieved many things: first, to improve the well-being of my family, and now, to outstand along with coffee growers from other regions of Colombia who, like me, with love and care, strive to produce the best beans.
Together with my wife and children, I want to continue planting many coffee trees, to achieve high-quality productions and thus keep making my El Paraíso farm a productive and sustainable business.
Now I can say that for me coffee is a “treasure” that has allowed me to grow as a person, to team up with my family and give renown to my department, thanks to the quality it features since it is grown with the greater dedication.
|Farm Name||El Paraiso|
|Farmer/Rep.||Gonzalo Moreno Blanco|
|Size (30kg boxes)||50|
|Region||Norte de Santander|
|Program||Colombia North 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Vanilla, dark chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel, raisin, molasses, panela, papaya, black cherry|
|Acidity||Clean, crisp, refined, lemon-lime, malic|
|Other||Consistent, creamy, juicy, fresh after taste|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2646|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|