The farm is located in the small village Morales, municipality of Mataquescuintla, department of Jalapa. Located in the west length: 90° 12’ 30”, north latitude 14° 33’ 41.4”.
Climate and Altitude:
The farm has, in general, with an altitude from the 1,400 to 2,100mts over the sea level of the crop of coffee and with a maximum altitude of 2, 650mts over the sea lever, with cold template weather, with temperatures from 7C to 25C, with an average of annual pluvial precipitation from 1,500 to 2500 mm.
SIZE OF THE FARM:
The farm has 672 hectares, distributed in the next way, area with coffee 98.0 hectares, pasture land 50.6 hectares and has a forest of 523.4 hectares of conservation, almost all the forest is a natural forest of pine, cypress, Encino, pinabete, oak, zope, guachipilin, etc.
The production of coffee begin in January and ends in April, getting 4 month of production.
COPPERWOOD: El Morito farm has its own copper woods, with the purpose of have the quality control of the plant that is going to be used for the sowing of new areas and for the re sowing of the old cropping areas. Its own copper woods help to do good agricultural practices, for example manual management of molasses, the uses of preventing phytosanitary products and allowed by the agricultural authorities of the country.
El Morito farm works with many varieties giving priority to the ones that are better adapted to the climate conditions and phytosanitaries of the region, the varieties that the farm has are Pache San Ramon, Catuaí, Bourboon, Maragogipe, Pacamara, Maracatu, etc.
The harvest is one of the most important steps in the process of coffee production, because of this step depends almost all the success of the future production in the harvest area. In El Morito farm for the new areas that will be cropped, do not eliminate the natural trees, the plantations are cropped under the trees and the same ones are used as permanent shadow.
Juan José Hernández Lima
The farm has special treatments that make us been different from the rest and these are that we the use equipment and apply the agrochemical product in a correct way. The farm use manual control of the weed. Conservation of the ground. Protection of the natural recourses of the water and the flora and fauna.
- Building support to the schools in Mataquescuintla Municipality.
- Medical Services to the workers.
- Monetary support with medicines to people who need it in Morales Town.
- Instituto Telesecundaria Aldea Morales building.
- Donations of toys to poor children and children that are working in the farm.
- Support Bomberos Voluntarios in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa.
- Collaborations with poor people so their children can get primary and secondary education.
PARTICIPATION IN CUP OF EXCELLENCE
- Cup of Excellence 2014 – 7th place
- Cup of Excellence 2013 – 2nd place
- Cup of Excellence 2014 – 3rd place
– C.A.F.E Practices of Starbucks
– Rainforest Alliance
– Nespresso AAA.
|Farm Name||El Morito II (2016)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Monterroso Pineda, Jos Roberto|
|Size (30kg boxes)||35|
|Aroma/Flavor||Green apple, Mango, Orange, Stone fruit|
|Acidity||Citric, Complex, Fruit, Grapes, Green apple, Malic, Orange, Red apple|
|Other||Well balanced, Round, Smooth, Sweet|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2281|
|High bidders||Marubeni Foods|