San Ignacio HistoryJuana Mamami Huanca from the San Ignacio cooperative is a first generation coffee producer. She began producing coffee on her farm at the age of 16 and now at only 23 years of age she has earned second place in the Cup of Excellence in Bolivia. Juana participated in the 2005 competition but did not manage to take home a Cup of Excellence award. For the past two years she has worked to improve quality always with eye towards competing again. Her farm covers six hectares of lush hillsides in the Carrasco La Reserva region of the Caranavi province at an altitude of approximately 1500 meters above sea-level. I always planned to participate [in the competition] she said, and now I plan to increase my production and my quality of life. She is now working to establish an additional one half hectare of coffee.
The farm has an abundance of Inga and Cedar trees which provide the coffee plants with excellent shade. Production is carried out without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides but does not have organic
Type of Soil: Not Available
Average Annual Rainfall: Not Available
Type of Shade: Inga edulisWeeding: Twice per yearPruning: Sanitary pruningProduction practices: Fertilized organically with coffee pulp. Use of natural barriers, soil protection.
|Farm Name||San Ignacio|
|Farmer/Rep.||Juana Mamani Huanca|
|Size (30kg boxes)||12|
|City||Carrasco La Reserva|
|Processing system||Centralized wet processing|
|Variety||Typica (80% ) Caturra (20% )|
|Coffee Growing Area||3|
|High bidders||Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Sweet Maria’s, Terroir Coffee|