Cafe Huancayno HistoryLuciano and Damian Huanca were adolescents the first time they arrived in the Yungas. Their uncle offered them work in the coffee harvest. He paid them one Boliviano per tin. They worked three months and then returned to their home in the altiplano (the high Andean plains). The brothers continued this kind of work for a decade. From this experience, they saw that coffee was profitable and decided to buy a lot for each of them. Damian had some money saved, but Luciano did not have the 1,800 Bolivianos he needed to buy his lot. He decided to sell his cow and borrow money from his family. Thats how they came to Colonia Chojnapampa. It was a challenge to adjust to the climate, the heat, the food. Everything was different. Luciano commented, It took me three years to get used to it. Ive suffered. Living in the jungle is hard. Working with my brother motivated me. Now Im happy with a little bit of coffee, Ive got steady money. I live better than I did in the altiplano. You suffer more there. Luciona is very proud of his coffee and wants to let buyers know why they should buy it. In my colony, we only produce coffee. Its good. You have to take good care of it. Our product is healthy. Its natural. We dont use chemicals. Thats why it tastes good. Thats why its good for you to drink coffee. Next year he wants to participate again in the Cup of Excellence and to add a half hectare of coffee to his plantation. He also wants to buy a refrigerator for his wife, who always complains because her food goes bad so quickly.
Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
Soil Type: Clay Loam
Annual Precipitation: 1600 mm/year Shade Type: Inga edulis sp. Weed Control: 2 times a year Pruning: Growth - Renovation Productive Practices: Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
|Farm Name||Café Huancayño|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luciano Huanca Flores|
|Size (30kg boxes)||31|
|City||Colonia Chojñapampa, Carrasco La Reserva County|
|Region||Province of Caranavi|
|Processing system||Individual processing selective harvest of ripe cherries fermentation washing with clean spring w|
|Coffee Growing Area||3|
|High bidders||World Coffee Co.,Ltd.|