15 answers to 15 questions
"Family is the most important thing to me."
Producer Jaime Figueroa
Why are you involved in coffee growing?
After so many summers in the field, I began to want to learn about and become a professional in field work.
I always wanted to be an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector for which I studied and have dedicated my efforts.
How long have you been working in coffee production?
I started working professionally in the agricultural world 30 years ago and I have been a producer for 20 years.
What is the most satisfying part of your job?
To achieve satisfactory results both in the production of coffees with excellent quality and in good economic results.
What are the most critical moments in the production process of your coffees?
One of the problems that is affecting coffee production processes are the drastic climatic changes that the planet is suffering with very dry and also very wet seasons. It is also a factor that we cannot control.
What stage in the harvest do you consider the most important?
All the stages are equally important, the sum of all of them and the factors are the result of an excellent harvest.
What is the most delicate stage in the coffee production process?
I consider that the most delicate stage is drying, especially drying in the sun with African bedding, since in this case the conditions cannot be controlled.
What quality controls do you apply to your coffees in the production chain?
How many members does your coffee production process team have?
What is the coffee culture like in your region?
What does sustainability mean to you?
What information would you like to receive from roasters about your coffees?
suggestions as they deem appropriate.
What is the social aspect that worries you the most in the sector?
How is your farm different from others in the same region?
Most of them are small farms that do not have varietal and natural processes.