Thanks to the special micro-climate provided by the rainy forest that surrounds the farm, and to the good agricultural practices carried out on time, the plantation does not require the use of insecticides or fungicides. Solely with the management of the weaving and shadow, adequate fertilization and weed control, the plantation is kept completely healthy all year long.
The farm also produces LOMBRICOMPOST, from the feeding of the coffee grain skins to red earthworms (Eisenia foetida). This compost is an important part of our annual fertilization plan, and a great help to use a coffee by-product that many times is thrown away and is a pollution source.
Most of the coffee shadow at present is with the Chalum (Inga Spp.) and Grabilea (Grabilea Robusta) trees; but we have planted a few test areas with Macadamia nut, Walnut, and Pepper trees, as well as Ponies (an ornamental bush). The purpose of this testing is to have a greater shadow tree diversity in the plantation.