Processing Station: Villa Rosario
Altitude: 1650 m.a.s.l
Flavours: Caramel, almond, citrus
About this coffee
Villa Rosario area is part of the Caranavi district and is located between 1,550 and 1,650 masl. This lot has been produced by various producers from the area. All of them are part of the Sol de la Mañana program.
30 to 40 families live in that area producing coffee.
We visited Valentin, his son Rodolfo and his grandson Neymar for the second year in a row. Valentin’s and Rodolfo’s coffee are part of the Villa Rosario lots.
After leaving the seedlings in the nursery for a year, Rodolfo planted Java on 2.5 ha that come in addition to another 4 ha he has planted with Typica, Catuai and Caturra. They hire 8 pickers for 4 ha during the harvest season. He used to have tea planted in his parcel and is struggling to get rid of the plants that keep growing back.
The Rust is pretty vigorous in the region as the altitude is around 1,400-1,600 masl and foliar application is still needed to avoid the plants to be contaminated.
Valentin has 5 ha in total and the seedlings planted last year are doing very well and showing promising results for next harvest.
The families deliver the cherries picked every day (during the harvest period)
Each berry is picked one by one to ensure maximum ripeness and each plant would receive multiple passes over the months-long harvest.