El Padre History8 years ago he arrived at San Marcos de Caiquin, a small village from Azacualpa. When he got there he realized that the place had the appropriate conditions to cultivate this aromatic grain. He started by buying the land and he sowed a squared block of farm in 1999. Today he owns 4 blocks of land and he has a small cattle ranch to sustain his family. He has traded his coffee using intermediates. Quality PracticesThe Harvest is done by qualified manual labor, neighbors and family members taught to cut the grain only on its optimum ripening point.
There is a vast forest overflowing with different species of trees such as lesquin, pine, rivet, avocado and isgual and other wild species. There are many wild animals surrounding the farm turning it in a biological highway. Within the animal species there can be seen: squirrels, deer, tacuazin, guatusas, rabbits, raccoons, wild cats, lepasil, wild boar, taltuzas, cusucos; There are also many types of birds such as: cualchocas, quails, sanates, finches, guarda barrancos , chorchas and others. Coffee Process InformationFertilization: Multimineral Metalosato is used once a year.
Disease and Pest Control: The weeds in the property are controlled by using bulging or Cuma, It makes pepena and repels fruits that remain in the plant and those that fall to the ground, traps with attractive (feromona) are used to capture the coffee.
Harvesting: The Harvest is done by qualified manual labor, neighbors and family members taught to cut the grain only on its optimum ripening pointPulping and Fermantation: It is done using a traditional machine of horizontal cylinder, moved by motor, 2 to 3 hours after the coffee has been cut, a classifier is used to stop any other material stranger to the grain from passing. With the climatic conditions of the zone, the process of fermentation of the grain oscillates between 14-17 hours being left in its natural form in cement battery.
It is made immediately after the washing process is done, he dries it first in the patio of its property and later he uses solar dryer for 4 to 6 days.
Annual Production: 30 bags
Coffee varieties: Catuai
Type of Soil: Franc
Average Annual Rainfall: 2,000 mm
Type of Shade: Ingas, cedro, Guama
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Permanent Employees: 1
Temporary Employees: 10
|Farm Name||El Padre|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antonio Guevara Muñoz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||19|
|City||San Marcos Caiquin|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||4|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|