Cafe Zona 8 Villa Oriente HistoryThis sample is the work of nearly forty families who are members of Cooperativa Villa Oriente, all residents of Colonia 8 de Septiembre in the Alto Beni. Fifteen families originally migrated to this colony from various parts of the high plains (the altiplano) in the 80s. When they arrived, there was nothing but jungle. As the years went by, their children grew and formed their own families, adding to the community, improving their quality of life and expanding production. When they arrived, they learned to produce coffee, but they labored under difficult conditions. There was no road, and the coffee they produced had to be carried out on their shoulders to the nearest road. Little by little, the situation improved. Trainers arrived to teach them about the management of coffee and the roads got better. They decided to join forces for the benefit of everyone and to participate in the Cup of Excellence to discover how good their coffee production really is. Were satisfied and we think that its a motivation to improve. Were in 25th place, but we want to get better. At least fifth place or better. Were going to have to struggle and improve the quality of our coffee. That way well improve the incomes for our families. The price that this coffee earns will be divided among all the families that contributed to the production, but everyone has a common interest in investing in their processing plant. They need to improve the drying process, said Alberto Catunta, the president of the colony.
Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
Soil Type: Clay Loam
Annual Precipitation: 1500 mm/year Shade Type: Inga edulis sp. – Cedrella odorata Weed Control: 2 times a year Pruning: Growth – Renovation Production Practices: Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection
|Farm Name||Zona 8 Villa Oriente|
|Farmer/Rep.||Alberto Catunta Quispe|
|Size (30kg boxes)||12|
|City||Colonia 8 de Septiembre, Rosario de Entre Rios County|
|Region||Province of Caranavi|
|Processing system||Individual processing selective harvest of ripe cherries fermentation washing with clean spring w|
|Variety||Caturra 50% Criollo 50%|
|Coffee Growing Area||4|
|High bidders||World Coffee Co.,Ltd.|