15 answers to 15 questions
Luis Carlos Guzman
"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.''
Producer Luis Carlos Guzmán
I am dedicated to coffee growing because of my grandparents, they are the ones who passed on to me the dedication and love for coffee. I have been a coffee producer since 2003, although I have been dedicated to coffee growing for 17 years. For me the cultivation of coffee is a tradition that comes from my grandparents to my parents, they have instilled in me this wonderful crop.
Why are you involved in coffee growing?
My grandparents instilled in me since I was a child the coffee culture, and that is how I began to get excited about the world of coffee and its culture.
How long have you been working in coffee production?
I started working professionally in coffee production 17 years ago.
What is the most satisfying part of your job?
The results in coffee excellence after the efforts involved in a harvest. For me, this is an achievement in all aspects of coffee growing.
What are the most critical moments in the production process of your coffees?
Low winter temperatures and the consequences on the harvest. Another critical moment is the rise in fertilizer prices.
What stage in the harvest do you consider the most important?
The moment that determines the entire harvest is the harvest, which is why we dedicate all our effort and attention to this stage.
What is the most delicate stage in the coffee production process?
The most delicate stage is the fermentation and drying process, which requires supervision and dedication.