Finca San José is managed with precision and care by Rolando with the utmost attention to detail. Integral management is carried out throughout the year with a group of 10 permanent staff and 95 temporary staff. Rolando, of course, oversees all the work. Four annual fertilisations are conducted, always with reference to soil and foliar analysis, always taking care not to over-fertilise and to prevent groundwater contamination.
Rolando is passionate about learning and experimentation, which has led the Cayro mill to experiment with new processes and practices. As of 2017, the farm is experimenting with extended and anaerobic fermentation. He is also looking at the possibility of establishing a drying greenhouse, so the drying process is more uniform.
Although the farm is already very advanced with regards to agricultural practice, Rolando still has great plans for the future and always maintains an innovative outlook. He plans to renovate 10% of the farm annually, replanting with high quality varietals that are also rust resistant – always looking towards improving the face of El Salvador’s coffee.