Donald Efrain Roque
FINCA SAN RAMÓN STORY
Finca San Ramon sits within the Dipilto mountain range, a nature reserve located close to the Honduras boarder. Donald Efrain Roque is the third generation of coffee producer in the Roque Family. Both, his grandfather and father were dedicated to coffee, and he decided to continue with this beautiful legacy. For his entire life, he has worked with coffee and over this time he has acquired a very special affection and passion for it. In 2006, Donald Efrain found out about Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua and he decided to participate in this contest to see how much potential his coffee had. After performing well in the competition, he became more motivated that ever to continue improving the quality of his coffee and participated again in COE in 2009 and 2011, where he achieved great results. For him, the biggest change from being a conventional farmer to a specialty coffee farmer, was having to train and educate his workers to change their harvesting and processing practices.
Donald has been working with Caravela for five years now and his point of view on coffee has completely changed since he started producing specialty coffee. Now he is consistently seeking to improve and to become a better farmer. He strongly believes in the potential of specialty coffee in Dipilto, Nueva Segovia and he recommends every single farmer in the region to focus solely on producing a high-quality product.
1,300 – 1,600 MASL