Dimas is a persistent coffee producer of 42 year old of community of Marcala, Department of La Paz. Every morning he gets up very early to go to his small farm called La Mongola to meet the activities that requiring to produce an excellent coffee.
Due to the difficult economic situation facing his grandfather had to sell the family farm many years ago, through the efforts of his family the farm was recovered because it has great sentimental value to them, now Dimas with his wife and children care this heritage.
Nature lover and committed in forest preservation says he likes to relax listening to the sound of the birds that visit his land thanks to the microclimate which possesses.
Dimas produces the variety catuai conventionally two fertilizations per year based on a soil analysis, the technical assistance from IHCAFE joined a great height of 1530 meters above sea level have enabled to produce a very appetizing coffee microlots by buyers.
The harvest is done with people from the same community who has been trained, he mill his coffee in a private milling station due to lack of his own then dries the coffee on shakers and it takes in an average of 8 to 10 days.
This is the third time participating and earn COE program has greatly helped to improve its processes and its foray into the specialty coffee market and its immediate dream is to build his own depulping machine.
|Farm Name||Los Injertos|
|Farmer/Rep.||Dimas Antonio Claros Cardona|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Aroma/Flavor||Grape, green apple, kiwi, plum, blackberry, sweet toast, cranberry|
|Acidity||Malic, bright, complex|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1056|
|High bidders||WATARU for TAKAMURA COFFEE ROASTERS|