My name is Jose Noel Talavera, I am 40 years old, originally from Esteli and I live in Dipilto, Nueva Segovia. My wifes name is Gladis Espinales and we have four children. We work as a team handling and managing the production of QUALITY AND NOT QUANTITY of coffee on our land. My wife has been key in the supervision of the picking of the coffee crop as well as in the selection of the beans. I did not know much about coffee, my parents taught me the basics of basic grain production. After a military life, which I left in 1987 I met my wife. She is the daughter of a coffee producer and thanks to my father-in-law, I entered the coffee sector 16 years ago. Becoming the first place winner of the Cup of Excellence 2006, represents a hopeful economic future full of opportunities and it is a very important achievement for our whole family. In the quality of our coffee you have the great effort and persistence of my family. The geographic position of the farm contributes to a large extent in the quality of the coffee, as well as the handling in the different production processes and being associated to an organization like UCAFE that has offered much technical support and has promoted infrastructure improvements projects in the zone of Dipilto. I participated in the Cup of Excellence, because UCAFE assured me through the cupping process that my coffee has the quality to win. My wife and I are confident to continue producing the best coffee in Nicaragua .
|Farm Name||El Progreso|
|Farmer/Rep.||José Noel Talavera|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Processing system||Washed , sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||2.14|
|High bidders||Volcafe Specialty Coffee for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Torreo Coffee and Pacific Bay Coffee|