Cafe Golondrina HistoryCelso David Mayta’s earliest memories are of working with his father in the coffee plantation, and that is why he wanted to follow in his footsteps. He is very proud to have done so and to have become a producer of specialty coffees. This is why he always participates in the competitions. In 2004, he participated in the Cup of Excellence. In 2005, he went to Santa Cruz and won second place. In 2007, he entered his sample in a Fair Trade Compeitition and maintained this ranking. The next year was not as favorable; he dropped to 21st. But he did not let this get him down, and he returned to the competition. “This year I have continued to participate because I can’t get left behind in these events. We’ve gotten much better. Other comrades have improved also. This year I won sixth place. I’m happy that I stayed in the competition. My wife, my family, we’re all happy.” For Celso, this competition belongs to the producers, and he made the following request: “Caranavi is the coffee capital of Bolivia. This event needs to stay here. I ask that the municipality and the departmental government that they take care, and don’t get left behind. I want them to strengthen this event more and more.” He invested the money from earlier competitions in coffee. He expanded his production, buying a lot in Colonia Fortin Managua. This year he will invest in improving his processing plant and drying process.

Environmental Care

Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of natural barriers, soil protection.

Other Statistics:

Soil Type: Silt Loam
Annual Precipitation: 1600 mm/year
Type of Shade: Inga edulis sp.
Weed Control: 2 times a year Pruning: Growth - RenovationProductive Practices: Organic compost from the discarded coffee pulp, the use of organic barriers, soil protection.

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    Café Golondrina
  • Farmer
    Celso David Mayta Quispe
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  • Farm Size
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Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
    Individual processing selective harvest of ripe cherries fermentation washing with clean spring w
  • Variety
    Caturra 30% Criollo 70%
  • Overall

Colonia Copacabana, Rural Caranavi, Bolivia