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Divina Providencia
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova

Guava jam and tamarind with medium acidity and medium body

Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova bought La Divina Providencia over a decade ago. When Roberto took over the farm the land and trees were in poor condition having been abandoned in previous years because the extremely low coffee prices at that time drove the farm out of production. Since buying the farm, Roberto has rejuvenated the land and the trees, planted 8000 Bourbon and Kenya trees on an additional area, and installed a complete wet-process mill and drying screens. Roberto uses a tree-training method called 'parras' where the leader branch from a pruned trunk is bent almost 90 degrees and four lateral branches build the structure for future growth. This method is used to improve the productivity and longevity of the tree. Roberto has both red and orange bourbon growing on his farm. Bourbon is one of the only cultivars that comes in all three colours, ripening to yellow, orange and red depending on the seed.