Family Farm: Segundo Minga
Crops: Micro-lot Coffee
Location: Guadalupe, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador
In 2018 Permatree started collaborating with technical assistance and field visits, to the family of Segundo Minga, coffee farmers. The farm La Milagrosa, is located in a unique coffee landscape on a steep hill. It is about 15 minutes by bus from the Parish of Guadalupe, in the province of Zamora-Chinchipe, in southern Ecuador. The farm has abundant flora and fauna endemic to its microclimate, cultural richness of the Saraguro people.
Segundo Minga’s family focuses on producing specialty coffee. This guarantees a coffee with special and unique features. Constancy, training and visits to other coffee farms in the region, allowed him to improve his environmental practices. In this way the coffee tradition and habit that has always existed in the area is maintained. The coffee of Segundo Minga’s family is a coffee of exceptional quality with distinctive flavors and aroma profiles that go back to its unique origin of the area, especially for preserving native trees such as: the coastal laurel.
The objective is to concentrate his time and attention on developing the truly unique and wonderful qualities of coffee. The plot of land, is smaller than its regular production area. Segundo Minga’s family is dedicated to growing coffee of exceptional quality. The coffees grown there are called microlots.