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With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update October 05, 2021

 


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Cherries are still in development, going into week 24 on the higher grounds. The rains have ceased, and the climate is favoring the development and buildup of the coffee bean. We are expecting a really good harvest, which if the good conditions continue the harvest will increase between a 15% to 20%. In the areas between 800 and 1.000 m.a.s.l. we are already cherry picking. For the areas above 1.100 m.a.s.l we are expecting to start cherry picking mid-October. Right now, the farmers are doing weed and disease control and preparing the wet mills.The harvest in the farms is looking good and abundant, with good size coffee cherries and free from disease and plagues. We are expecting for volumes to increase.The Quality and PECA team are right now in the ground with producers, finishing the estimates for the next crop and gathering the information for the organic certification.

 

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The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Increased leaf rust has been observed in the eastern region. The PECA team has recommended the use of temporary shade and the application of fungicides. No significant damage from CBB and other diseases is observed. For the central zone in departments such as Zacapa, Santa Rosa, Baja Verapaz, there is a decrease in the incidence of rust, leaving the coffee plantations below 3% incidence. The team will be monitoring the development, as the risk is high. For the Western region, in departments such as Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, for the moment producers have kept rust and CBB under control, but they continue to monitor rains because it can lead to an incidence increase. The use of traditional traps has been fundamental to control pests and diseases without using chemicals.The climate has favored fertilization activities and during field visits the PECA team has noticed a good development of coffee cherries. We have seen good progress and commitment from coffee growers in general. 75% of the producers in the West have a fertilization plan, 45% in the central zone, for example. We continue to grow in the areas where we are already present, with a greater number of new producers in the western and central areas that contribute to blends such as Los Ancestros, El Templo, Tres Gigantes, La Leona, and in the East with Tierra Sagrada, El Zorro and La Perla Negra.The PECA team will continue working on the carbon footprint measurement for each farm and harvest estimates of all the producers that are part of our supply chain in Guatemala. This is fundamental not only to forecast volume and qualities, but also directly related to our commitment to carbon neutrality, traceability, transparency from the farm, where everything starts. Talks have started for volume forecasts, making commitments and coffee contracts. This moment is ideal to explore profiles and regions to book them forward.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The harvest is showing a good rate of growth and the production looks promising in the regions where we are present. There has not been a great presence of coffee leaf rust compared to the previous month, since we have had leveled days of rain and sun, even in the last days there was a presence of winds, which has favored the development of cherries. Coffee growers are very vigilant for timely applications and prevent the incidence of coffee leaf rust and so avoid the economic impact from significant levels. Currently there is an average 4% incidence of rust. Regarding the CBB, the corresponding monitoring is being carried out and if it is strictly necessary, the PECA team recommends the application of insecticide, since the monitoring does not exceed 1.5% in general
Progress has been made in measuring the carbon footprint on farms. Next month we estimate to have more precise data that will give us the guideline to create an action plan with implementation in 2022. We are growing and reaching new areas in Chalatenango, Ahuachapán, La Libertad and Sonsonate, so we project more diversity of profiles and excellent quality from El Salvador, from RTB to ML. This harvest we held the first edition of the Coffee Growers’ Commitment to Excellence Event, where we recognized 13 coffee growers for their performance, commitment, and continuous improvement in the Chalatenango area. Next year we will be replicating this event, for more information on the award-winning producers, click here The team is in training, moving forward with estimates of harvest and carbon footprint. The producers are scheduling maintenance activities and repairs to the infrastructure soon to have everything ready before the coffee harvest starts. We are initiating forward coffee contracts hand in hand with shipments and requirements for the next harvest, as we will have a wide variety of community lots, single and limited editions available.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Farms activities are focused on finishing the 2nd fertilization, desease control and weeding. The weather in Matagalpa and Jinotega has been favorable with moderate rains, this has allowed good bean filling and development. As for Nueva Segovia there has been a lack of rain which has had a negative impact in coffee blooms. All producers are planting new areas and reseeding others. The crops is expected to start on October in Matagalpa and on December in Nueva Segovia.The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality for the whole country, however we are estimating a 25% decrease in volumen. The PECA team is focusing on visiting potential new producers, evaluating farm location and mainteinance, varieties, micro weather and wet milling infraestructure.
All 2020-2021 contracts have been exported. PECA and Quality teams are on the ground visiting farmers to supply assistance and giving feedback about the results of their past crop. For this year we are planning to reach new farmers to compensate the decrease in volume on Nueva Segovia.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Practically the harvest has finished in Tolima and North of Huila. The main picking in South of Huila will be in October so we are waiting for the highest volumes at the end of November and beginning of December. The weather at the moment has been really good, with the coffee trees looking quite healthy so we're expecting a really high quality in South of Huila.
The harvest this year was spread throughout the months, so the producers have picked slowly and really well, that's why the quality has been consistent and really good. The bad news has been the high levels of wet coffee commercialized due to the high prices in the local market. But the good thing, has been the loyalty from the producers with their customers and Caravela. Although the market doesn't require high standards of quality to get good prices, the producers persist in doing a hard and well done job to produce the best coffees maintaining the relationship with their customers.October will be a huge challenge to production and logistic teams in as much as the global vessel issues are delaying shipments and our customers need the coffee urgent. So, we're focused in complying and advance our shipments.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The harvest in the North and part of the South (Loja) already have ended, while in Zamora (South) we are still with a harvest due to a climate (hot and humid) with constant rains which have allowed for the harvest to extend. This year, the harvest at Galapagos happened earlier, starting in August and we expect it to go until December.The qualities have improved with producers who usually had RTB know handing A or even AA coffees. The advice and support of the PECA team has bear fruit this year with applied producers. The productivity has seen some decrease in volume because of bi-annual crops, with the areas more affected being in the South because of low fertilization. For the next year we expect a 100% production seeing healthy plants to be able to have a good harvest. CARAVELA has grown in the country and because of the word of mouth, more and more producers have been approaching us to sell us their coffee.We had a shipment this month to Germany. In October we have some shipments programed for the USA to our office and clients, with one shipment to Japan.
Most of the shipments are programmed for November. We are still offering and contracting coffee. We are changing our mil at the dry mill for a new one during October to be more efficient. Our PECA team has been doing constant monitoring, focusing after the harvest in fertilization, pruning and disease control. While in Galapagos the PECA tea mis assisting with harvest and post-harvest.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Harvest is coming to an end (Almost 90% has been harvested and 30% is pending to be commercialized). We are receiving good volumes and quality on a weekly basis; commercialization is expected to end by 2HF of October (post-harvest processes are taking +25 days on average). Local prices are still high for commercial coffees hence specialty coffee as well, coyotes continue to speculate with even higher prices for both types of coffee at the farm level. Considering many producers are facing collateral difficulties due to pandemic (family members that lost their jobs, got sick or even died, leaving an income reduction and/or bills to pay).Weather has not been helpful this year, rain and cloudy days were the standard. Most severe impact has been on cup quality among non-educated/prepared producers. Challenging weather has been prolonging drying times from +10 to +15 days, making the target of reaching 11% moisture and 0.58 water activity even harder. However, all of our partner producers were committed and prepared to face these issues with our help. We have been encouraging producers to properly dry parchment while keeping in mind to optimize their installed capacity. In coordination with PECA, if a coffee is above 11% and under 11,5% (some exceptions up to 12% for higher qualities), we purchased it and dry it on our space under our supervision, helping producers to optimize their volumes. We have strengthened our team with 4 full time PECA educators in Cajamarca, who are not only educating producers in high quality but in how to run the farm as a profitable business and the importance of a long-term view. n addition of paying competitive prices we have been coordinating the collection of parchment lots at the farm level and/or subsidizing the freight to our purchasing stations.Getting bookings from shipping lines has not only become a matter of patience but paying premiums became mandatory. We have been working since 2020 with an external advisor who is well connected with the shipping’s lines granting us access to spaces and speedy solutions, we have seen delays in the range of +5 to+15 days on transit times due to non-avoidable transshipments. We have 3 containers that landed in CNA and 4, 2 on the water and 4 ready to be shipped during October.

With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update October 05, 2021

 

The Facts

Cherries are still in development, going into week 24 on the higher grounds. The rains have ceased, and the climate is favoring the development and buildup of the coffee bean. We are expecting a really good harvest, which if the good conditions continue the harvest will increase between a 15% to 20%. In the areas between 800 and 1.000 m.a.s.l.  we are already cherry picking. For the areas above 1.100 m.a.s.l we are expecting to start cherry picking mid-October. Right now, the farmers are doing weed and disease control and preparing the wet mills.

 

Our Take

The harvest in the farms is looking good and abundant, with good size coffee cherries and free from disease and plagues. We are expecting for volumes to increase.

 

Next Steps

The Quality and PECA team are right now in the ground with producers, finishing the estimates for the next crop and gathering the information for the organic certification.  

 

The Facts

Increased leaf rust has been observed in the eastern region. The PECA team has recommended the use of temporary shade and the application of fungicides. No significant damage from CBB and other diseases is observed. For the central zone in departments such as Zacapa, Santa Rosa, Baja Verapaz, there is a decrease in the incidence of rust, leaving the coffee plantations below 3% incidence. The team will be monitoring the development, as the risk is high. For the Western region, in departments such as Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, for the moment producers have kept rust and CBB under control, but they continue to monitor rains because it can lead to an incidence increase. The use of traditional traps has been fundamental to control pests and diseases without using chemicals.

Our Take

The climate has favored fertilization activities and during field visits the PECA team has noticed a good development of coffee cherries. We have seen good progress and commitment from coffee growers in general. 75% of the producers in the West have a fertilization plan, 45% in the central zone, for example. We continue to grow in the areas where we are already present, with a greater number of new producers in the western and central areas that contribute to blends such as Los Ancestros, El Templo, Tres Gigantes, La Leona, and in the East with Tierra Sagrada, El Zorro and La Perla Negra

Next Steps

The PECA team will continue working on the carbon footprint measurement for each farm and harvest estimates of all the producers that are part of our supply chain in Guatemala. This is fundamental not only to forecast volume and qualities, but also directly related to our commitment to carbon neutrality, traceability, transparency from the farm, where everything starts. Talks have started for volume forecasts, making commitments and coffee contracts. This moment is ideal to explore profiles and regions to book them forward.

The Facts

The harvest is showing a good rate of growth and the production looks promising in the regions where we are present. There has not been a great presence of coffee leaf rust compared to the previous month, since we have had leveled days of rain and sun, even in the last days there was a presence of winds, which has favored the development of cherries. Coffee growers are very vigilant for timely applications and prevent the incidence of coffee leaf rust and so avoid the economic impact from significant levels. Currently there is an average 4% incidence of rust. Regarding the CBB, the corresponding monitoring is being carried out and if it is strictly necessary, the PECA team recommends the application of insecticide, since the monitoring does not exceed 1.5% in general.

Our Take

Progress has been made in measuring the carbon footprint on farms.  Next month we estimate to have more precise data that will give us the guideline to create an action plan with implementation in 2022. We are growing and reaching new areas in Chalatenango, Ahuachapán, La Libertad and Sonsonate, so we project more diversity of profiles and excellent quality from El Salvador, from RTB to ML. This harvest we held the first edition of the Coffee Growers’ Commitment to Excellence Event, where we recognized 13 coffee growers for their performance, commitment, and continuous improvement in the Chalatenango area. Next year we will be replicating this event, for more information on the award-winning producers, click here.

Next Steps

The team is in training, moving forward with estimates of harvest and carbon footprint. The producers are scheduling maintenance activities and repairs to the infrastructure soon to have everything ready before the coffee harvest starts. We are initiating forward coffee contracts hand in hand with shipments and requirements for the next harvest, as we will have a wide variety of community lots, single and limited editions available.

The Facts

Farms activities are focused on finishing the 2nd fertilization, desease control and weeding. The weather in Matagalpa and Jinotega has been favorable with moderate rains, this has allowed good bean filling and development. As for Nueva Segovia there has been a lack of rain which has had a negative impact in coffee blooms. All producers are planting new areas and reseeding others. The crops is expected to start on October in Matagalpa and on December in Nueva Segovia.

 

Our Take

The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality for the whole country, however we are estimating a 25% decrease in volumen. The PECA team is focusing on visiting potential new producers, evaluating farm location and mainteinance, varieties, micro weather and wet milling infraestructure.

 

Next Steps

All 2020-2021 contracts have been exported. PECA and Quality teams are on the ground visiting farmers to supply assistance and giving feedback about the results of their past crop. For this year we are planning to reach new farmers to compensate the decrease in volume on Nueva Segovia.

The Facts

Practically the harvest has finished in Tolima and North of Huila. The main picking in South of Huila will be in October so we are waiting for the highest volumes at the end of November and beginning of December. The weather at the moment has been really good, with the coffee trees looking quite healthy so we’re expecting a really high quality in South of Huila.

Our Take

The harvest this year was spread throughout the months, so the producers have picked slowly and really well, that’s why the quality has been consistent and really good. The bad news has been the high levels of wet coffee commercialized due to the high prices in the local market. But the good thing, has been the loyalty from the producers with their customers and Caravela. Although the market doesn’t require high standards of quality to get good prices, the producers persist in doing a hard and well done job to produce the best coffees maintaining the relationship with their customers.

 

Next Steps

October will be a huge challenge to production and logistic teams in as much as the global vessel issues are delaying shipments and our customers need the coffee urgent. So, we’re focused in complying and advance our shipments.

The Facts

The harvest in the North and part of the South (Loja) already have ended, while in Zamora (South) we are still with a harvest due to a climate (hot and humid) with constant rains which have allowed for the harvest to extend. This year, the harvest at Galapagos happened earlier, starting in August and we expect it to go until December.

Our Take

The qualities have improved with producers who usually had RTB know handing A or even AA coffees. The advice and support of the PECA team has bear fruit this year with applied producers. The productivity has seen some decrease in volume because of bi-annual crops, with the areas more affected being in the South because of low fertilization. For the next year we expect a 100% production seeing healthy plants to be able to have a good harvest. CARAVELA has grown in the country and because of the word of mouth, more and more producers have been approaching us to sell us their coffee.

 

Next Steps

We had a shipment this month to Germany. In October we have some shipments programed for the USA to our office and clients, with one shipment to Japan.  

Most of the shipments are programmed for November. We are still offering and contracting coffee. We are changing our mil at the dry mill for a new one during October to be more efficient. Our PECA team has been doing constant monitoring, focusing after the harvest in fertilization, pruning and disease control. While in Galapagos the PECA tea mis assisting with harvest and post-harvest.

The Facts

Harvest is coming to an end (Almost 90% has been harvested and 30% is pending to be commercialized). We are receiving good volumes and quality on a weekly basis; commercialization is expected to end by 2HF of October (post-harvest processes are taking +25 days on average). Local prices are still high for commercial coffees hence specialty coffee as well, coyotes continue to speculate with even higher prices for both types of coffee at the farm level. Considering many producers are facing collateral difficulties due to pandemic (family members that lost their jobs, got sick or even died, leaving an income reduction and/or bills to pay).

Our Take

Weather has not been helpful this year, rain and cloudy days were the standard. Most severe impact has been on cup quality among non-educated/prepared producers. Challenging weather has been prolonging drying times from +10 to +15 days, making the target of reaching 11% moisture and 0.58 water activity even harder. However, all of our partner producers were committed and prepared to face these issues with our help. We have been encouraging producers to properly dry parchment while keeping in mind to optimize their installed capacity. In coordination with PECA, if a coffee is above 11% and under 11,5% (some exceptions up to 12% for higher qualities), we purchased it and dry it on our space under our supervision, helping producers to optimize their volumes. We have strengthened our team with 4 full time PECA educators in Cajamarca, who are not only educating producers in high quality but in how to run the farm as a profitable business and the importance of a long-term view. n addition of paying competitive prices we have been coordinating the collection of parchment lots at the farm level and/or subsidizing the freight to our purchasing stations.

Next Steps

Getting bookings from shipping lines has not only become a matter of patience but paying premiums became mandatory. We have been working since 2020 with an external advisor who is well connected with the shipping’s lines granting us access to spaces and speedy solutions, we have seen delays in the range of +5 to+15 days on transit times due to non-avoidable transshipments. We have 3 containers that landed in CNA and 4, 2 on the water and 4 ready to be shipped during October.

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