Coffee planting

Coffee breeding is done with traditional methods, which consist of pruning to renew tissue and maintain adequate production. In order to achieve this we use drip watering techniques and monthly nutrition index controls.

The whole farm’s coffee grows under the shade of the Gravilea and Inga trees; we have 322 trees for each hectare in the farm to provide shade. The environment provides optimal conditions for high quality harvests.

Conserving the ecosystem and suitably maintaining shade trees are key to guaranteeing the best quality of coffee growing, this helps establish an optimal environment and protects soil and vegetation quality. Additionally this promotes superior-quality coffee bean growth.

Production Control

Coffee plantations are familiar with undesired plagues, diseases and weeds. Plagues like the coffee berry borer (broca), are monitored and controlled with traps. Post-harvest practices, such as picking up of the coffee cherry remnants in the fields, also help to control them.

To locate emerging disease focal points or outbreaks like Roya, we implement continuous supervision and control. Only authorized products will be applied for disease control. The products represent no health risks for the farm’s employees or wildlife.

Weeds are not a source of concern on the farm, their scarce presence hasn’t represented any damage or risk for the crops. In matters of weed control, we use non-chemical practices, such as the mechanical cutter. The shadow density provided by the trees helps decrease weed growth.