Jose Ovidio has been cultivating coffee for 35 years. He and his family are from Yaunera. He lives with his wife and 9 children . Three of his children have received middle school education , the older children in the harvest activities, the youngest children go to school. Jose Ovidio also has a small livestock business. Quality Practices During all these years Mr. Cardoza has acquire a vast experience in the crop of coffee. The coffee is carefully processed by using traditional methods, Jose Ovidio owns a pulping machine and dry the grain over cement platforms by using the heat of sunrays. he uses organic fertilizers and also supplements with Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
This Coffee is shade grown and no chemical pest control is done. Fertilization Mr. Cardoza uses organic fertilizers and also supplements with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. After each harvest the plant are prunes in order to stimulate it to a better production. The shade is also control in order to assure the entrance of the right amount of light. Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and biological control when necessary Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in December and finish in April. This task is performed by skillful men and woman coming from surrounded areas. Pulping and Fermentation Mr. Cardoza has his own wet mill in which he does this processing task. there is a fermentation tank, a pulping machine and a selection canal where the first and second quality coffees are separated. Drying The drying of Coffee is done over cement platforms by using the sunlight.
Annual Production: 316 bags
Soil type: Silt loam
Annual precipitation: 1,400 mm
Shade Trees Species: Guama, liquidambar and avocado
Water Source: 3 Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 20
Number of Temporary Employees: 120
Farm NameMonte Fresco
FarmerJose Ovidio Cardoza Aguirre
Processing SystemWet Process