honu加藤珈琲店株式会社 – Japan
Farm El Río or the river is located in Totutla, Huitzilan de Serdán Puebla at 1,100 meters above sea level. It was acquired in 2001 since then we have dedicated ourselves to improving our farm, because I am the third generation in the family and my mother. She has been a great example for me, she has always taught us to work with love and to give our best. In 2015, together with my husband, we decided to renew 70% of the plantation with Marsellesa because the one that was there had more than 30 years of typical variety; in which we have carried out a series of procedures that allow us to follow the process of the evolution of coffee itself, which is important for food safety. We make practices such as management of organic and chemical inputs endorsed by sustainable management, selective cutting, water care and drying through African beds. Families from the surrounding communities work within the farm and there is a great biodiversity of trees such as: peaches, oranges, limes, lemons, chalahuites, pahua, bananas that help us maintain shade and contribute to the environment. We are currently working with innovations in the processes, handling, harvesting and processing of coffee with the aim of improving cup quality. The love for coffee production has been transmitted from generation to generation. We give special treatment to coffee to all traceability from plant to selectiveproduction with mainly ripe fruits that provide a high quantity of sugars measured in °brix. For this lot, we did a pre fermentation at rest in drupe anaerobic fermentation for more tahn 24 hours and after pulping, anaerobic fermentation was carried out. We dried the coffee in african beds. We storage our coffee in GrainPro plastic bags and in a dark room. To conserve the soil of the farm we grow living barriers. We transport the coffee cherries harvest to our beneficio with mules animals and horses. Last year was the first time I participated in COE MEXICO and I am produ because I won the third place of the competition COE Mexico, winning also a presidential award with a score of 91.37 points.