|Farm / Coop
||Colonia Siete Estrellas
||1,600 meters (5,000 feet) above sea level
||Tipica, Caturra, Catuai & Icatu
||Grown using organic practices but not certified
||Score 86.25. FLAVOR/AROMA: Fragrant, Sweet oranges. Vanilla. ACIDITY: Effervescent citric (oranges). OTHER: Clean and sweet. Round, balanced body. Velvety aftertaste. Wonderful coffee that you cannot stop drinking.
Ovidio is a young coffee farmer in the community of Siete Estrellas (Seven Stars), which has been a partner of Invalsa for over ten years. 2018/19 is the third year that we are offering a micro-lot (86+ points) from Ovidio.
Ovidio is married to Lidia Huanca. They have three children; two boys and a girl. Elvis, Lizeth, Juan Leonel. The whole family works on their farm producing specialty coffee. They have been producing coffee since 1997, when they bought their current farm. He leraned how to grow coffee form his neighbors at Siete Estrellas. He is very proud of the improvements that he has made and the fact that he has been able to expand his coffee plants, little by little every year.
He is happy to be a coffee grower, concentrating on quality and with a ready market and at good prices. He is also proud of the quality of his coffee, "de sus cafetales bien manejados" (well managed coffee farm) and the quality of his end product.
One of the traditions he follows from his ancestors are the phases of the moon. "There is no activity on a new moon". He learned this from his grandparents. He drinks his own coffee roasting in the "ollita de barro" (clay pot). His coffee culture and knowledge comes from his "abuelos y ancestros" (grandparents and ancestors). He would like to know more about coffee drinkers in "el norte" (the north)
Nelson visited Ovidio's farm in July 2019 and was very impressed by the improvements that Ovidio has made over the past year. He has renovated his cafetal with new disease-resistant varieties from seedlings prepared at the Invalsa's nursery. He has added another hectare to his planted area. We have agreed to purchase all of his production for the 2019/20 crop a prices far higher that the local market. Ovidio is a young, up-and-coming farmer who is taking up growing coffee, which should make all of us very happy.
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