Viscaya Manor has passed SGS pesticide 457 items and ocher toxin test

2017, September 04


In Guatemala, coffee trees are often grown in a way that doesn't require fertilization with heavy use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Most Guatemalan coffee trees are grown in the shade (Shadow Grown Technique ), this simple technique has obvious determinants for the reproduction of taste and chemical composition of Guatemalan coffee.

Shade is the natural and predictable way in which coffee trees are grown. Since most coffee in Guatemala is grown on hillsides at high altitudes, it is vulnerable to UV damage from strong sunlight. Shade trees can block sunlight. Exposure to the coffee tree, the filtered light can regulate the respiration and photosynthesis of the coffee plant, so that the coffee tree can have a slow and sufficient growth cycle, increasing the sweetness, acidity and body of the coffee.
However, in some high-altitude micro-production areas, due to the cold nights, there will be occasional low temperatures between December and February every year. The dense shade trees can protect the coffee trees from the effects of low temperature and frost. On the other hand, it can also prevent and buffer the showers that fall during the rainy season, and avoid soil erosion caused by heavy rains.
The advantages of shade trees are not only to reduce the impact of external pressure on coffee trees, but also the fallen leaves become rich natural nutrients in the soil organic compost, thereby reducing the need and dependence on chemical fertilizers, while maintaining the humidity in the soil , to provide the best suitable environment for bacteria, small microorganisms and symbiotic bacteria, and help coffee trees grow healthily.

At ERGOS, we support and practice the sustainable development of coffee agriculture. We also pay great attention to the well-being of our valuable customers and consumers, so we have implemented very strict quality inspections, which not only cover but also exceed the Taiwan government’s regulations on residues in coffee. Regulations on chemical substances (Ochnotoxin content detection and 457 pesticide residue detection).
We are very happy to share with you that the SGS laboratory has passed the inspection of Viskaya Manor coffee, and you can confidently promote this good coffee to your customers and friends in the future!

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