FINCA EL MANGUITO STORY
In 2015, Soel received the best inheritance he could have ever received: his father’s coffee farm. The farm is called El Manguito due to the amount of extra delicious, sweet mango trees spread through the farms. Besides mango, they also grow plantain, orange, and tree tomato. Throughout life, he has received invaluable teachings from his father, and he’s proud of everything he has learned about coffee. He is a young man with 24 years old who knows that he is still learning and has many experiences in coffee ahead of him. In fact, Soel is blessed to be able to continue work on the farm with his father, who helps him in the process of washing and drying the coffee. Soel loves working in coffee and he is very proud of what they have done, together with his father, he looks forward to continue cultivating varieties like Bourbon because he knows the value that it adds to the final product.
Soel’s short-term goals are to cotinue growing coffee and increase the productivity, even to have more coffee trees and land available to expand his farm. Soel treats his coffee with special care. He harvest the coffee, and then depulps right away. He ferments on concrete tanks with water for 20 hours before taking the coffee to the drying station on concrete patios under the sun.