José Alfredo Rojas Navarro is the farm manager responsible for coffee cultivation. Coffee holds deep meaning in his life, second only to God, as the raw material for survival. Cultivating coffee has been an integral part of his lifelong journey. The farm was acquired via a combination of inheritance from previous generations and his relentless hard work, transforming the land into a thriving coffee-growing haven.
After cherries are harvested, a special process takes place on the farm. The coffee pulp undergoes decomposition using earthworms, effectively converting it into valuable compost that is used to enrich the soil and promote healthy growth of the coffee plants.
The family plays a fundamental role on the farm, with everyone involved in various tasks, from picking and washing coffee to fertilizing, weeding, and planting.
Sustainability is a key focus on the farm, where utmost care is taken to keep the environment clean and healthy. They employ manual weeding, avoid fungicide use and ensure no litter contaminates the forest and water sources.
The farm boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The landscape is adorned with flora species like guamo, yarumo, chachafruto, uvito, pink laurel, and cow’s ear. A vibrant array of fauna, including toucans, carracos, ñeque, armadillos, foxes, mapuritos, and guans, find refuge on the farm.
The family is proud to share this beautiful space with the native flora and fauna. Their commitment to conservation and environmental respect is reflected in the sustainable practices implemented on the farm.