NAME AND LOCATION OF THE FARM:
La Bendición is located in La Providencia, Jalapa , Nueva Segovia, located between 1,050 and 1,400 mosl. Has a variety of flora (Laurel, Guaba Blanca, Vases, Cypress, avocado and some citrus; are also found 4 varieties of bananas and hardwoods and conifers) and fauna (monkeys, squirrels, Sloth, Agoutis. Armadillo, Deer, Rabbits, Skunk, and a variety of birds like Guardabarranco, orioles, sparrows, etc.)
Has a microclimate of forest falcon with average temperatures 18-22 degrees, with a rainfall of 1,700 ml water, it has a clay loam soil and silt loam.
TELL US THE FARM HISTORY:
I am the owner since 8 years ago and the farm has a total area of 252 Manzanas of land* which 70 are productive coffee and 34 Manzanas of land are with coffee in development. With estimated 1,800 QQ green coffee crop of varieties: Pacamara, Maracaturra, Villasarchi, Red Catuai, African, Caturra.
The family works on the farm for 8 years. The 5 members of my family they are currently involved.
WHICH IS YOUR SECRET FOR WINNING THE COMPETITION?
The good agronomic management of the farm, the care of the processes in the wet mill given to coffee. The farm is favored by a good micro climate that helps ensure quality.
HOW DO YOU FEEL OF BEEN ONE OF THE WINNERS?
I feel gratitude to God and thanks to all the staff involved in the handling and care of the quality of the coffee farm La Bendición.
IN WHAT YOU WILL BE INVESTING PROFIT TO BE OBTAINED FROM ELECTRONIC AUCTION?
Supporting social program with the farm workers
HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE COMPETITION BEFORE? HAVE YOU WON PREVIOUSLY?
Yes I had been involved before but had not gotten anywhere. All previous experiences help me to improve greatly increasing the care of good management of all processes and thus improve the quality
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CUP OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM?
It is a good opportunity it gives producers to make themselves known nationally and internationally as well as opportunity to know the quality of coffee produced in our area, and a benefit is obtained and helps improve the quality of life of the family and farm workers are those who are involved in all processes.
*1 Manzana of Land = 0.7050 Hectare
|Farm Name||La Bendicion|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luis Alberto Balladarez Moncada|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Aroma/Flavor||chocolate, papaya, tangerine, panela, lemonade, ginseng, grapefruit, plum|
|Acidity||juicy bright acidity|
|Other||lush body, well balanced|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1157|
|High bidders||honuKATOCOFFEE Inc.|