ABOUT THE FARM
I acquired farm “ Las tres fronteras” when I was 18 years old. Even though I’m a third generation coffee farmer, I’ve always tried my best to produce my own specialty coffee. In our farm, we currently have caturra coffee plantation. Caturra coffee is a variety with unique balanced flavors, when processed well. First, we pick red ripe coffee cherries only, then we will transfer them onto a big tank and fill it with water. This process allows us to identify the damaged and undeveloped cherries as they float to the surface and we get rid of them. Afterwards we will drain the water and we will let the cherries rest for 10 hrs., giving it some fermentation. We also have few bee’s flying around the farm, they help the pollination process, usually transferring pollen between avocado, coffee, citrus and berry trees.
WHO’S THE FARMER
I’m a 3rd generation coffee farmer, coffee I part of our family tradition. I used to accompany my mother to the farm since I was a young boy. She was the one who taught me how to plant, harvest and process. Coffee is one of the main economic activities around my community. I’m currently planning on developing a set of processed products such as roasted coffee and honey and perhaps my farm can become a tourist attraction one day. When I’m not currently at the farm I enjoy playing sports, listening to music and watching movies with my family.
My objective is to improve day by day, trying to optimize my coffee processing techniques. I hope my coffee will reach several countries. I feel proud to represent my community and my country.
I hope Taiwanese people can enjoy my coffee. We’ve selected our coffee with great efforts and passion. Hopefully one day I could share my story with them, face to face. I’m a young men who’s worked very hard to process the best coffee!