Notable environmental impact of new
coffee processing plant
Freddy Perez Cabrera
MANICARAGUA, Jibacoa. – A modern and completely
ecological coffee processing plant has been
inaugurated in the mountains of Guamuhaya, offering
the possibility of a better quality product, as well
as ensuring protection of the environment in the
area of Jibacoa.
According to Edelse Navarro Jiménez, director of the
Jibacoa Agricultural Company, the technology
installed is capable of processing all of the coffee
grown in the mountains of Villa Clara – close to 80
tons – as well as increases expected over the coming
plant also stands out due to its notably reduced
consumption of water, using only 400 liters a day,
instead of the 80,000 required previously.
Jiménez also explained that the new machinery allows
for the shell and other waste to be stored and
converted into organic material, rather than being
dumped in a nearby lake, which previously caused
considerable environmental damage.
Another advantage of the new plant is reduced
consumption of time and energy, as far less
electricity is used, with more coffee processed in a
shorter time period.
development of this novel technology in Jibacoa
forms part of the innovations in coffee production
in the mountains of Villa Clara, with the aim of
increasing volumes in an area which can produce top
quality beans, including the Crystal Mountain
variety, considered one of the best in the world.