Cafe Caracol HistoryJacinto Titirico and Martha Poma have been married fourteen years. When they decided to start their family, they had no doubt that coffee would provide the best opportunity to maintain and educate their children as they had dreamed. In the past years, Jacintos whole family has had good results with coffee. We bought ourselves a piece of land. In our families, everybody grows coffee. My wifes brothers, my brothers, everybody produces coffee. Thats why we thought we wanted to do the same thing. To live. To send our kids to school. When the international coffee competitions started, they decided to participate. This is the first year that they participated as individuals a major challenge for Jacintos family. The first time they participated, they qualified. The second year, they were eliminated, but they continued, with the hope that the day they dreamed of would arrive. This year, they achieved their goal of winning the highest ranking within their organization. They showed their skill, from harvesting to the best processing of the coffee grain. In order to be their best, they worked together as a couple at every stage of the process, without forgetting a single detail. Coffee is very important for my family. In everything. In health, in providing an education for my children. Coffee always gives us everything. Nothing else provides an income. The Titirico family already knows what it will do with the money it receives. Their first objective is to improve their production and expand their area of cultivation, as well as send their children to study. If their earnings are enough, they also dream of having a house in La Paz so that their children can study at the University when they are grown.
Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.
Soil Type: Silt 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 Caracol|
|Farmer/Rep.||Jacinto Titirico Ibañez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||14|
|City||Colonia 7 Estrellas, Chijchipani County|
|Region||Province of Caranavi|
|Processing system||Individual processing selective harvest of ripe cherries fermentation washing with clean spring w|
|Variety||Typica 30% Caturra 70%|
|Coffee Growing Area||3.5|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|