The farm is located in the small village Morales, municipality of Mataquescuintla, department of Jalapa. Located in the west length: 90° 12’ 30”, north latitude 14° 33’ 41.4”.
Climate and Altitude:
The farm has, in general, with an altitude from the 1,200 to 2,000 mts over the sea level of the crop of coffee and with a maximum altitude of 2, 650mts over the sea lever, with cold template weather, with temperatures from 7C to 25C, with an average of annual pluvial precipitation from 1,100 to 1700 mm.
SIZE OF THE FARM:
The farm has 50 hectares with coffee 98.0 hectares, pasture and has a forest of conservation, almost all the forest is a natural forest of pine, cypress, Encino, pinabete, oak, zope, guachipilin, etc.
The production of coffee begins in December and ends in April, getting 4 month of production.
Nursery: Rio Dorado farm has its own nursery, with the purpose of have the quality control of the plant that is going to be used for the sowing of new areas and for the re sowing of the old cropping areas. Its own nursery help to do good agricultural practices, for example manual management of molasses, the use of preventing phytosanitary products, allowed by the agricultural authorities of the country.
Rio Dorado farm works with many varieties giving priority to the ones that are better adapted to the climate conditions of the region, the varieties that the farm has are Pacamara, Pache and Bourbón
The harvest is one of the most important steps in the process of coffee production, because of this step depends almost all the success of the future production in the harvest area. In Rio Dorado farm, for the new areas that will be cropped, we do not eliminate the native trees, the plantations are cropped under the trees and the same ones are used as permanent shadow.
Juan José Hernández Lima
The farm has special techniques that make us different from the rest and these are that we the use equipment and apply the agrochemical product in a correct way. The farm use manual control of the weed. Conservation of the ground. Protection of the natural recourses of the water and the flora and fauna.
|Farm Name||Rio Dorado 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||Jose Roberto Monterroso Pineda|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Aroma/Flavor||Brown sugar, Caramel, Fruit, Nutty, Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Cinammon, Dark chocolate, Fig, Grape, Green apple, Lemon, Melon, Orange.|
|Acidity||Bright, Citric, Complex, Lactic, Malic, Red apple, Tartaric.|
|Other||Dry, Long-lasting, Well balanced, Clean, Buttery, Creamy, Mouth-expanding, Round, Silky, Sirupy, Improved as it cools, Honey, Juicy, Sweet.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||988.77|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|