Cafe Ocho HistoryFor twenty two years, Eusebio Marca has worked with coffee. He remembers that the market has had its ups and downs. He learned from that and continued to help his neighbors and to work on his own farm. In 1992, the price of coffee was 22 Bolivianos per quintal in Caranavi. So he took the initiative and traveled to La Paz, where he sold his coffee for 50 Bolivianos per quintal. Returning to his community, he helped organize an effort to continue selling this way. As a director, in 2000, he became one of the founding members of Union ProAgro, one of the most important coffee producer organizations in the region. He participated in the first coffee competitions in Bolivia, reaching second place in 2004. This year he participated again and will continue to do so in the future. Ive seen that these competitions help us do better. We used to punish ourselves because we didnt manage a good coffee. Its been a dream come true for me, in a way, because, we cant keep suffering, selling to the private companies. They squeeze the life out of us. Now we sell to export markets and they give us a good price.
Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
Soil Type: Clay Loam
Annual Precipitation: 1800 mm/year Shade Type: Inga edulis sp.- Cedrella odorata – Nectandra sp Weed Control: 2 times a year Pruning: Growth – Renovation Productive Practices: Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
|Farm Name||Café Ocho|
|Farmer/Rep.||Eusebio Marca Cruz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|City||Colonia Ocho de Septiembre, Chijchipani County|
|Region||Province of Caranavi|
|Processing system||Individual processing selective harvest of ripe cherries fermentation washing with clean spring w|
|Variety||Typica 20% Caturra 80%|
|Coffee Growing Area||2|
|High bidders||Katocoffee Inc.|