Finca Santa Maria, is located in the area of La Reserva El Arenal, this property was acquired 6 years ago, once it was acquired this property also acquired the purpose of planting varieties of high performance and the best quality, we decided to plant the Variety Catuai Yellow and Catuai Rojo and we have an area also of Gesha, as well as the development of a wet benefit plant, a family house for the person in charge of the property and his wife with their children, another dwelling for temporary shovels, an area of A kitchen where food is provided to workers and their families and the purpose was to have a high-performance and high-quality coffee market niche in that area.
In this case, I am the third generation since 1937, since my grandfather and my father and since 1994 I return to the country starts my life and my challenge with coffee.
What is your secret for winning the event?
There is no secret, simply doing things together, as a team, both technical part, responsible for farms, cutters and the whole team, is a set of people involved in the process, apart from a good collection and apart A good wash, good drying work on the farm and dry profit, a total follow-up from the seed to the cup I think is the success of getting a good coffee, but I come back and I repeat the success is in the team.
How does it feel to be one of the winners?
Very happy. Apart from being one of the winners of the Cup of Excellence it means a lot because it means that we are doing a good job on the farm, as I mentioned above, the merit belongs to all of us involved, it is a team effort and we are all Very happy to have received this award for quality coffee from Nicaragua .
What will you be investing the profit you get from the electronic auction?
Firstly, in the personnel who work on the farm, in the personnel who did the hard work of harvesting, we will invest in the humid profit infrastructure and kitchen of the workers that are inside the property of Finca Santa Maria.
Had you participated in the contest before? Had he been a winner?
Yes. We had participated previously, also last year we had participated and we managed to obtain the third place in the national jury of the event the finest coffees of Nicaragua with Finca Rancho Alegre.
What do you think, the cup of excellence?
I believe that the cup of excellence of Nicaragua has come to develop and encourage improvement in the coffee farmers, their farms, their lots, their micro batches, the development of a better quality in their coffee, better care and achieving a better Positioning its coffee worldwide, and obtaining a better price out of the New York Stock Exchange, and it gives more tranquility to the producers who are winners or participants of that cup to be able to acquire in the future better contacts, better prices, Best international markets, I congratulate them for the work they are doing, I hope they continue to work for Nicaragua n coffee production and for all Nicaragua n producers and not just for a niche market.
|Farm Name||Santa Maria 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||Victor Manuel Robelo Rodriguez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||35|
|Aroma/Flavor||Milk chocolate, plum, cranberries, red fruits, port wine, mint, cherry.|
|Acidity||Lime, bright, tartaric.|
|Other||Heavy body, coating, complex, papaya, mango, long aftertaste.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2314.83|
|High bidders||Pebble Coffee Co., Ltd.|