I received the faro as an inheritance 18 years ago. It was a challenge for me because for being a woman, it was hard to try with the employees. However, I could show them I had the courage to work hard. I started with small lots, and now I have almost 10 hectares of high quality coffee of varieties Colombia and Caturra.
I take good care of the natural sources of fresh water in the farm; there are bamboos in the borders of the river. Additionally I apply the pulp as organic fertilizer. I do a rational use of chemical products in the farm.
Coffee Processing Information
Chemical fertilizing is done twice per year, one in February and the other in October. Thanks to the altitude of the farm, I dont have any troubles with Broca and other pests. We only pick up ripe beans; the depulping is done the same day of the picking. The fermentation takes the necessary time and washing is done with fresh water. Drying process is done by sun exposure; however, in rainy days we use the mechanical drier.
Annual Production: 190 bags
Soil Type: Franco Arenoso
Annual Precipitation: 1,500 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 100% Shade Grown
Water Source: Natural source
No. Permanent Employees: 9
No. Temporary Employees: 25
|Farm Name||Las Mangas|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Program||Colombia South 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing process|
|Variety||Caturra (70% ) Colombia (30% )|
|Coffee Growing Area||10|
|High bidders||Wataru for Ogawa Coffee|