Department: Santa Barbara
Municipality: Santa Barbara
Town: El Cedral
Total Farm Area: 6.50
Area of the Farm with Coffee: 6.50
Altitude (masl): 1620
Variety in the farm: Pacas
Total Annual Coffee Production (Green Coffee bags 46kg): 140 bags
Farmer Information *
Name: Evin Joel Moreno Reyes
Farmer ID: 1623-1981-00014
Farmer Code: 8-2-05637
Age: 37 years
Civil status: Married
Phone No.: -
Cellphone: (504) 88438290
Generation of Farmer in Family: 3rd Generation
Alma Hayde Pineda
Age: 36 years
Name of sons/daughters
Emilson Moreno 8 years
Isaac Moreno 2 years
Samanta Moreno 1 year
Participating Lot Information
Lot Size (46kg bags): 12 bags
Altitude of the Farm: 1620 masl
Variety of Coffee participating: Pacas
Type of Shade Trees: No shade, I grow under sun
Harvest Period: 5 months
Age of the Farm:
Drying method: Solar
Milling Process: Washed
Origin of Water Used on the Milling Process: Spring water
Other Important Information
Briefly describe how you started working with coffee:
Started with the farm in 2008, planting 1.5 hectares of Red Catuaí. Now he has 3.5 hectares of Coffee.
What did you do to make the coffee participating be special?
Good agronomic practices on the coffee plantation, control on the milling process, selective harvest, and good practices on the washing, drying and storage of the coffee.
What have you done to improve the quality of your coffee?
Harvest: Only ripe cherry
Wet Milling: Washed on the optimum point with clean water.
Dry Milling: Drying on solar driers, and use of slow drying on modified structures.
Do you own milling equipment in your farm? No
The milling process is done with a coffee export company called “Exportadora San Vicente” in Peña Blanca, Cortes.
How do you transport your coffee? 4x4 Pick-up Truck
How do you normally commercialize your coffee? The coffee is sold to “Exportadora San Vicente”
Do you do any special activity to help preserve the soil in your farm? Application of organic fertilizers and manual pruning and cleaning of the farm surroundings.
Have you participated in Cup of Excellence before? YES
How many times? 5 years
Did you qualify for the International Week? YES
Have you been part of an International Coffee Expo? SCAA, SCAJ, SCAE
Do you have any previous experience on preparing micro-lots?
Do you periodically evaluate your coffee quality? YES
If your answer was YES, briefly describe how you evaluate your coffee quality.
I am the official cupper for “Exportadora San Vicente” so I do it personally.
Have you ever done contracts with International Coffee buyers? YES
If your answer was YES, who is your buyer, since when do you do business with them, and how did you make contact with them?
Buyers from United States of America, Canada and Japan. Contacts made with “Exportadora San Vicente”
Was your farm affected by the Coffee Rust? YES
What activities do you to mitigate/control the fungus? Application of fungicides.
Do you have any other problems in your farm? Lack of human resources.
*Optional: Would you share with us what are your dreams/goals/objectives?
Maintain a good quality of coffee.
Before 2010, Evin was producer of vegetables, but bad prices were leaving more losses than gains in their crops; in that year, thanks to the advice of his father, he decided to plant coffee on land that was given by inheritance. But due to the high costs of investment, in 2012, together with his spouse, they made the decision that she traveled to Spain to work, to aid in some of the costs of the family and to pay some debts that were by the planting of coffee. Thanks to that decision they were able to get out of their financial problems, and in 2013 I participated for the first time in the cup of Excellence competition finishing in 12th place. After best sell your coffee that year, his spouse back to the country already with the possibility to continue working in better conditions, for his family and the farm. Evin is now the expectation of further improving the quality of the coffee and with the sale of its coffee this year want to improve your home since it is very small and his family is growing, also he built 2 solar dryers.
|Farm Name||La Montaita|
|Farmer/Rep.||Evin Joel Moreno Reyes|
|Aroma/Flavor||Raspberry, milk chocolate, hazelnut cream, maple,|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||627.00|