I inherited this piece of land from my family. The property has been producing coffee for 50 years, 20 years under my grandfather supervision, 15 years from my father and nowadays is me that is managing this plantation. I have been focused on renew coffee trees and pest control. All the activities are manual and we use any chemical because we are organically oriented. We are very careful when clearing from weed the soil avoiding its erosion and loss of its natural components. These new plants will allow me and my family to harvest more years, good quality coffee.
I am very proud. Is the first time that I pass all the stages, that encourages me to keep going. I hope this is not the last time that I participate in Cup of Excellence; I will do everything for keeping the same quality level.
Yute Savi - Fulgencio Leobardo
I inherited the allotment from my family and that has 40 years of cultivating and harvesting it. My grandfather purchased the land and worked it for 5 years, and then my father worked here for 30 years. I’m involved in the work since 5 years ago. I have been working a lot on the coffee plantation; especially in pruning because that is key for avoiding pests and any kind of weeds that can damage the tree. Everything is manual because is the only way to do the work with care and is cheaper. In these 5 years I’ve planted 1000 coffee trees and I keep planting new ones. For preserve the nutrition of the soil, I use living barriers. I get the help of some agricultural technicians. But for most of the activities the community is organized to work collectively, this is called here “Gueza”, everybody helps in other allotment and then gets help from the other neighbors. We believe that with this help the gain is for all.
El Limón - Benjamín Amadeo
I bought with a lot of effort this allotment 3 years ago. When I bought it the coffee trees were very old. I like to work with coffee plants and in an organic way, so we have a work program that includes coffee plants's renovation. I began little by little, section by section so I am able to pay more attention to the new coffee plants until they are strong. I hope one day I can see all the land covered with new plants that have high yield. We like to take care of the environment, we use shade for the coffee and we have also fruit trees for us and for promote de biodiversity on the land. We have to combat pests, there are always threaten the trees, but we control them manually, we don’t utilize chemicals at all.
For controlling weed, we cut the herbs with a machete, not taking off the roots so the soil is not damaged and we avoid the erosion. I can proudly say that my coffee is organic because I know all the process and all the work needed for this kind of production. I think to share and teach the passion to my kids so they keep the tradition and keep working with care of the land.
|Farm Name||Pie de la Cuesta|
|Farmer/Rep.||Tomás Pablo Pacheco Lopez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||17|
|City||Putla de Guerrero|
|Aroma/Flavor||Plum, guava, molasses, pineapple, chocolate, fruit|
|Acidity||Orange, citric, tartaric, vibrant|
|Other||Syrupy body, long, chocolate, juicy|
|Farm Size||1.75 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1124|
|High bidders||TOA COFFEE Co.,Ltd.|