Evangelical Pastor for 10 years, agronomist engineer, 52 years old, married and father of 3 children, member of the fourth generation of producer. Producer, beneficiary and exporter of coffee.
Started in the world of coffee more than 30 years ago, working with his father LUIS EMILIO VALLADAREZ ZELAYA in all the areas and also supporting small producers in Nueva Segovia, developing different and continuous improvement projects to strengthen the production and marketing of special coffee in the Region.
The installation of Beneficio Las Segovias began in 2005, with the areas of warehouse and machinery, patios for drying, then we built the office and the cupping laboratory.
He acquired his first farm “Finca la Bendición”, located in the community of La Providencia, Jalapa. A few years later, he managed to acquire the farms A Gift from God and Hope, in the community of Quisuli, Mozonte.
He is currently the Owner of the farms Lo Prometido and Vista Bella, in Mozonte.
He is one of the pioneer producers in Nicaragua in accessing the markets for special coffees and micro-lots, which has been the result of work carried out for many years with great passion, dedication, wisdom and effort and GLORY TO GOD.
He has dedicated to working according to quality, developing different testing and validations with the different varieties, types of ripening of the cherries, control of fermentation times, different processes, and improving the drying processes year after year, putting him in a good position in the market of strict specialty and the development of direct relations with roasters worldwide through the years.
His vision is to continue focusing on improving every day and maintaining the quality of his coffee at the highest levels to guarantee the satisfaction of each consumer, and therefore, to be able to represent Nicaragua as a supplier of excellent quality coffees.
We know that God has blessed Nicaragua by giving us fertile land and sending the early and late rain to our fields. GLORY BE THE LORD!
“A GIFT FROM GOD”
Finca ¨A GIFT FROM GOD¨, is located in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range, in the community of Quisuli, Mozonte, Nueva Segovia. It is characterized by having an altitude of 1,350 to 1,700 meters above sea level with a cloud forest climate and temperatures of 10 °C to 16 °C.
The type of soil on the farm is sandy loam, with abundant humus. Abundant biodiversity can be found in flora, with predominant broadleaves species, as well as conifers, and rainfall of 1,400 to 1,600 mm per year. All these conditions are great advantages for the production of quality coffee.
The farm currently consists of 260 manzanas (141 hectares), of which 120 manzanas (84.6 hectares) are coffee plantation and 140 manzanas (98.7 hectares) is pine forest.
Varieties: Yellow Catuaí, Red Catuaí, Maracaturra, Pacamara, Java, Bourbon,
Catimore, Hybrids Sl28, Parainema.
I THANK GOD for allowing me to be the first place winner of the Nicaragua 2020 Cup of Excellence.
This award represents the great effort for quality that year after year we work to improve, even in difficult times. Our focus is always this: excellence in quality.
To get where we have come to, I have definitely needed the blessings of GOD that have accompanied us all this time, and a lot of consistency, effort and discipline, but I do not owe this achievement entirely to my effort and knowledge, I also thank each one of the people who belong to our work team; from the office, to our field staff, to my 3 children and to my wife. I thank God for this achievement, and for allowing us to enjoying our hard work, day by day in this very important, interesting and exciting field: coffee.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
|Farm Name||Un Regalo de Dios|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luís Alberto Balladarez Moncada|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Aroma/Flavor||Orange Sorbet, Grape Jelly, Nectarine, Toffee, Plum, Mango, Butterscotch, Eucalyptus, Passion Fruit, Chamomile, Blackberry, Banana, Floral, Apricot, Jammy, Tea-Like, Prune, Honey, Earl Grey, Muscat, Sweet Apple, Jasmine|
|Acidity||Orange Sorbet, Grape Jelly, Nectarine, Toffee, Plum, Mango, Butterscotch, Eucalyptus, Passion Fruit, Chamomile, Blackberry, Banana, Floral, Apricot, Jammy, Tea-Like, Prune, Honey, Earl Grey, Muscat, Sweet Apple, Jasmine|
|Other||Figs, Lavender, Vibrant, Complex, Syrupy Mouthfeel, Very Smooth, Elegant, Smooth, Violet, Floral Round Mouthfeel, Transparent, Tea Like|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||463.05|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||210|