ABOUT THE FARM
Farm “Jerusalen” is located a few miles away from Marcala, near a small town called Guajiquiro. Dionicio Cruz and his father Victorio Cruz, acquired the farm many years ago. Since then, they have planted coffee varieties such as typica, catuai and bourbon. Depending on the weather conditions, they will decide to do 1 of the three main coffee processes; either natural, washed or honey. Usually, when they do washed process coffees, they will let coffee cherries ferment for 24hrs. prior pulping.
“We know that in order to produce the best quality coffees, we must have solid coffee growing practices that can be applied to different coffee varieties so that we can get outstanding coffees” Dionicio mentioned. “Year by year we will apply the necessary amounts of organic fertilizers which will have a direct effect on the quality we get in our coffees”.
WHO’S THE FARMER
All my life has been bonded agriculture, coffee mainly. I’m a third generation farmers who’s been driven by passion and hard work. Before we used to harvest coffee my family and I used to harvest vegetables, corn, beans and others. As we grew, I began to concentrate more on coffee production and tried different processing techniques. Know a days, our coffees have reached high cupping scores and are being consumed on Asian countries such as Taiwan and Japan.
My dream is to obtain more knowledge on how to process fermented coffees and learn new techniques. Also, to expand our business operations and try to have more solar dryers at our farm. My goal is to promote my coffee and hopefully become one of best Honduran coffee farmers.
We make our best effort in order to obtain high quality coffee. I’ll like to meet Taiwanese roasters one day and be able to share my experience and thoughts with them.
耶路撒冷莊園座落於瓜西基羅(Guajiquiro)這個小城鎮，距離瑪爾卡拉幾公里外。狄奧尼西奧·克鲁兹(Dionicio Cruz)和他父親维克托·克鲁兹(Victorio Cruz)好幾年前就開始經營耶路撒冷莊園，他們種植了像是鐵皮卡、卡杜艾、波旁等品種。依據天氣狀況，會從三種傳統處理法挑選出一種處理咖啡豆 ; 通常當他們做水洗處理法時，會讓咖啡事先去果皮發酵24個小時。