Department: Santa Barbara
Municipality: Santa Barbara Town: El Cedral
Total Farm Area: 6 Area of the Farm with Coffee: 6
Altitude (masl): 1650
Variety in the farm: Catuai and Pacas
Total Annual Coffee Production (Green Coffee bags 46kg): 100 bags
Farmer Information *
Name: Danny Gabriel Moreno Leiva
Age: 40 years Civil status: Married
Cellphone: (504) 8732-9640
Generation of Farmer in Family : 2nd Generation
Spouse Name Sonia Castellanos Hernandez Age: 38 years
Name of sons/daughters Age:
Erick Dario Moreno 15 years
Deybi Isai Moreno 5 years
Participating Lot Information
Lot Size (46kg bags): 12 bags
Altitude of the Farm: * 1650 masl
Variety of Coffee participating: Catuaí and Pacas
Type of Shade Trees: Inga, Musaceae trees, Avocado
Harvest Period: 6 months
Age of the Farm: 6 years
Drying method: Solar
Milling Process: Washed
Origin of Water Used on the Milling Process: Water Spring
Other Important Information
Briefly describe how you started working with coffee:
Started planting coffee in the year 2008, with less than one Catuaí hectare, in a farm that was given from his father, Daniel Moreno. Currently he has 4 hectares.
What did you do to make the coffee participating be special?
Good agro climate, good control and management of the farm. Careful preparation of the coffee in all of the phases.
What have you done to improve the quality of your coffee?
Harvest: Selective harvest, red ripe only.
Wet Milling: Washing coffee in the optimum fermentation point.
Dry Milling: Pre drying on screens, after that taking it to solar driers.
Do you own milling equipment in your farm? We have a family mill, three coffee pulp machines with its classifier, patios, six solar driers and a mixed drier with a capacity of 6000 pounds.
How do you transport your coffee? Own vehicle
How do you normally commercialize your coffee? The coffee is sold to “Exportadora San Vicente”
Do you do any special activity to help preserve the soil in your farm?
Use of shade trees, organic fertilizers, application of coffee pulp.
Have you participated in Cup of Excellence before? YES
How many times? 4 years
Did you qualify for the International Week? YES
Do you have any previous experience on preparing micro-lots? YES
Do you periodically evaluate your coffee quality? YES, I send the coffee samples for cupping to “Exportadora San Vicente”.
Have you ever done contracts with International Coffee buyers? NO
Was your farm affected by the Coffee Rust? YES
What activities do you to mitigate/control the fungus? Application of fungicides three times a year.
Do you have any other problems in your farm? Lack of human resources.
*Optional: Would you share with us what are your dreams/goals/objectives?
I immigrated to the United States in 2004 to work in order to help her family and save to buy a land and planting coffee, back in 2008 and buy a plot of 0.70 acres near the tank of the water of the community project (hence the name) of the estate) and planted it Catuaí coffee. Due to the climatic conditions of the area the coffee does not produce much and the costs of producing in this place are high. Why Danny expected to achieve good prices for their coffee in order to continue handling the estate and increase its production area.
|Farm Name||El Tanque|
|Farmer/Rep.||Danny Gabriel Moreno Leiva|
|Aroma/Flavor||Chamomile, bergamot, milk chocolate, vanilla, orange, honey, passionfruit|
|Acidity||strutured, malic, tartaric|
|Other||silky, bright, delicate|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||660|