Abel Bermeo is a single, 39 years old coffee grower. He lives with his parents (Alicia and Alvaro), he has 10 brothers y he is the youngest. He studied until 5 year of elementary school. 25 years ago, he started working with coffee crops, and he is committed with all the changes in the Colombia n Coffee Culture. Currently, he has 3 lots of coffee between 2 and 5 years old. The names of the lots are: La Esperanza, El Mirador, and Buenos Aires.
He knows well about the environmental situation, he built his own system of ecological wet milling (dry depulped). He doesnt use pesticides for the broca control.
Coffee Processing Information
Fertilization: He fertilizes three times per year with DAP, Triple Quince and NaCl, in proportions of 1,4 kg per hectare.
Disease and Pest Control: He makes a cultural control of insects; he doesnt use pesticides or herbicides.
Harvesting: Main Crop – October to December. Fly Crop – May to June.
Annual Production: 7,500 bags
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 2,000 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 25 %
Water Source: Fresh WaterNo.
Permanent Employees: 2
No. Temporary Employees: 7
|Farm Name||Pradera – Esperanza|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|Program||Colombia North 2005|
|Processing system||Traditional Wet Processing|
|Coffee Growing Area||3|
|High bidders||Sweet Maria’s|