Mr. Genaro Aguilar Nolasco has participated in the Cup of Excellence programs in previous years making it to the 11th rank in the year 2006. He is a small coffee producer, He is member of Cooperativa Regional Nuevo Eden. He was born in Erandique Municipality in the Lempira Department. The small piece of land where he grow coffee was inheritance from his father. He began to produce coffee 9 years ago. He also produce corn and bean. Quality Practices Coffee is processed through the traditional method, which consist of wet milling and dry in cement platforms. He does cultural practices for weed control, insects control (left over fruits harvest), artisan traps and also pruning for weave renovation. His wet mill has a classification canal in which he separates the first and second quality coffee. The drying process take place on a cement platform and when ready the final grain is packed in new nylon bags and storage adequately.
All this coffee is shade grown with species like guama, pepeto and banana he uses artisan traps for pest control. Fertilization He has a organic program to fertilize all coffee plantation ( He uses bocashi, humus, chiken manure) Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and artisan traps for the coffee berry borer ( Hypothenemus hampei ) are done. Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in December and finish in April. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Mr. Aguilar has his own pulping machine and fermentation tanks with classification canals for best separation of coffee types.
Annual Production: 50 Bags
Soil type: Silt loam
Annual precipitation: 1,550
Shade Trees Species: Guama, Guajiniquil, Pepeto
Water Source: Fresh natural water from the mountain
Number of Permanent Employees: 1
Number of Temporary Employees: 15 – 30
|Farmer/Rep.||Genaro Aguilar Nolasco LOTE 1|
|Size (30kg boxes)||36|
|Aroma/Flavor||peanuts, hazelnuts, almond, cinnamon, honey, green apple;|
|Processing system||Wet Process , sun dried in patios|
|Coffee Growing Area||5|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2738|
|High bidders||Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group, Yokoi Coffee|