M.I.Coffee Corporation – South Korea
Finca El Sauce was founded by Esteban Madrid Chávez in 1978 when he began planting coffee, and over time it was managed by his children and grandchildren who work on different plots, one of which belongs to Franklin. He works all year on the farm, applies manual weed control, shade regulation and is constantly taking samples for pests and pest control. Fertilize granularly once in March and a second time in August, also use pulp as a fertilizer. Due to his altitude, the farm does not have a pest problem, but Franklin is always concerned with preventing the problem. Due to the excess humidity, he uses only 10% shade on his farm, for which he uses “Ingas” type timber, although it combines perfectly with fruit trees, especially peach and red plums. The Santa Bárbara National Park provides the water source, which complies with all the regulations to avoid contamination that the law dictates and makes the drying process in its patios and African beds. For Franklin, the key to his success is: "the constant training of his workers and the regeneration of trees on the farm and its surroundings". His entire family is aware of the benefits of protecting the environment and caring for nature. For this purpose, they have placed adequate signage around the plantation for proper management of the forest, water sources, flora and fauna.