Wilmer Trujillo Poveda
PARTNER’S NAME: FLOR ALICIA VANEGAS
FINCA PLANES DE SAN SIMÓN STORY
The farm Planes de San Simón is a family tradition that has gone from generations to generations. It used to be owned by Wilmer’s great-grandparents who were the founders and the first owners of this piece of land. However, it was Wilmer’s uncle, Simón, who inherited this land and dedicated to cattle raising. In around 2009, Wilmer’s uncle decided it was time for him to sell the farm. He was getting older, and his age made it harder for him to continue managing the farm. That was when Wilmer purchased the piece of land from his uncle and offcially started producing coee on Finca Planes de San Simón. Don Simón sadly passed away at the age of 95 and Wilmer remembers him with deep love and admiration. “He was a great guy, and I named the farm this way to honor him and the plans that he had for the farm.” says Wilmer.
Five years ago, Wilmer decided to focus his farm on the production of specialty coffee, planting varieties like Tabi, with which he has achieved great results in terms of quality. Lately, Wilmer has been trying to carry out new experiments with natural-processed coees and anaerobic fermentations. He hopes to continue prospering as a coffee producer and that he can continue improving the quality of life through high-quality coffees.
First semester: May – June
Second semester: August – September
Selective harvest, just ripe cherries, cherry floating to remove the lower-density cherries. 82 hours of anaerobic fermentation.
First on raised beds with high airflow for 4 days. He packs for 3 days and then again for 10-12 days on Casa Heldas.