Finca Villa Triunfo is located in the upper part of Naranjo with a nice view of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It has volcanic soils, a cool climate and cold temperatures during the night which provide perfect growing conditions for coffee. This farm is unique in that it has Starmaya and Marsellesa cultivars which were both developed as a joint venture between ECOM Sustainable Management Services and CIRAD (agricultural development in France).
THE STARMAYA CULTIVAR
Starmaya is a cross between Marsellesa (Timor x Villa Sarchi) and Ethiopian/Sudanese natural mutants, created for greater productivity, a better-quality cup, and disease resistance. Starmaya is a new hybrid in its first generation (F1) stage, the very first F1 hybrid that is able to be propagated by seed. Typically F1 hybrids must be propagated in a lab since their genetic material is not stable and propagating seeds results in highly varied results and plants. The fact that Starmaya can be propagated with seed greatly reduces the costs associated with reproduction.