Luis Carlos Guzman
PARTNER’S NAME: NIYIRETH ROA ORTIZ
FINCA EL DIVISO STORY
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Luis Carlos recollects starting with coffee in 2009 when he planted his first coffee tree at his parent’s farm and in 2014, he bought his farm El Diviso. He is a third-generation coffee producer after his father and grandfather, from whom he leamed and who through coffee were able to provide for his upbringing. Since buying his own farm he started with the production of specialty coffee and through this path, he has learned more about varieties, processes, fermentation and drying. A tuning point was when he entered a local competition from the cooperative, he is a member of and took third place. This reinforced his idea of continuing with specialty coffee and working more on the process. This joumey has also brough a better quality of life for his family. As per future projects, he wants to improve his infrastructure: wet mill and drying area.
The coffee process starts with the picking of ripe cherries which then undergo an in-cherry fermentation in a tank, and then are pulped without water. After pulping, he sieves the beans to take out defects and the remaining clean beans are fermented for 36 hours. During this time, he stirs the beans to achieve an even fermentation and temperature. Afterwards, he packs the beans in bags and lets them drain for one day to the next before
taking the coffee to the drying beds. As per the drying, it takes approximately 20 days in which he moves the beans to achieve an even drying.
As a parting message, Luis Carlos wants to let you know “We feel happy to hear you liked our coffee that we produced with such love and effort at our farm. We will keep working hard to produce coffee you like”