FINCA AGUA DULCE STORY
Marilyn is a young coffee farmer from the district of Santa Ana in Cusco. Her parents are coffee farmers who have passed on their knowledge and passion for coffee to her. They live on their 4-hectare farm called Agua Dulce, with half of the land dedicated to coffee production. As her parents are getting older, Marilyn has taken charge of the farm and has been striving to produce specialty coffee. It has been a gradual process where she has introduced new ideas and innovations to the farm. She has worked alongside her father to demonstrate how these changes can benefit the farm and improve the family’s income. While Marilyn finds it easy to take steps towards producing high-quality coffee, she understands that it takes time for her father to fully comprehend the long-term impact.
Driven by her eagerness to learn, Marilyn has attended several workshops on specialty coffee, satisfying her thirst for knowledge. The pursuit of high-quality coffee has transformed her mindset, making her more organized and detail-oriented. Marilyn takes great pride in her healthy coffee trees, but her main challenge is to increase their number. In the short term, she aims to enhance the farm’s infrastructure, particularly the wet mill and dryers, to improve the quality and efficiency of the coffee processing.