Mario Dionel Vásquez has a 4 acre farm called La Cumbre in the community of
Gualinga near where he lives with his wife and daughter. In prior years, Mario
has sold his family's coffee in cherry to the local middleman. For the last three
years he has been working with Catracha Coffee. During this time, he has
improved his farm management practices using lime to control the pH of his
soil, fertilizing with organic compost, and spraying organic fungicides to
control levels of leaf rust. These actions have improved the health of his farm
and the quality of his coffee production. Mario has also learned to process his
coffee using his own micro-mill so that he can depulp, ferment, wash and dry
his coffee before delivering it to Catracha Coffee. With more money from a
direct trade relationship, Mario has been able to improve his wet mill, add
new drying tables, and add wastewater management practices that are
converted into organic fertilizers. This year Mario volunteered to process an
experimental lot in which he inoculated the 24-hour fermentation step with a
spent yeast that came from a Honduran microbrewery.
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