Cup of Excellence
Farm la lomita or small hill is located in San Andrés de los Gama, Temascaltepec municipality in Veracruz state (19.035862, -99.974300). I am the second generation of the coffee business. We cultivate varietals Typica 60% and Caturra 40% under regulated shade from trees such as cedar, avocado, eucalyptus, among others. The farm has been in the family since 1900's. In 1990 my father Mr. Marcelino Barrueta Rodríguez became interested in planting more coffee, increasing the production area, because he observed that coffee grew very well in that area. He always has investigating about machinery used for the coffee process, and how to handle the coffee. He visited farms in Veracruz, Chiapas, Puebla, among other places, and attending coffee growers' congresses. In 1996, a thresher machine was obtained, a roaster of approximately 15 kilograms and a grinder, with this he began to increase coffee sales locally. In 2015, my father put me in charge of the farm. I began to make visits to the University of Chapingo, in Huatusco, Veracruz for better management of the existing plantations, both in terms of agronomy, harvest and processing. In 2018, coffee shops from Toluca city visited us and they saw that our coffee had potential, they raised our expectations since they told us that we had an excellent quality of coffee. That is when we were interested in specialty coffee, we wanted to learn how to handle specialty coffee, so different courses were taken such as selective harvesting, fermentation management and drying. With these courses, we have been improving our coffee quality, day after day. We decided in 2022 to participate in the Cup of Excellence contest, thus obtaining 14th place.
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