Information: El Gran Sauce is located high in the mountains in San Luis Planes, Santa Barbara. Located in the eastern part of Santa Barbara Mountain National park, a protected area that has a great diversity of animals and plants. Coffee growers of this region are exporting coffee to Canada through the Montana Verde company. Coffee is grown here along with fruits and vegetables. Regular coffee growing management activities take place such as: weed, pest & shade control, fertilizing, selective and sanitary trimming, manual harvesting and wet milling and drying. The farm began as a small lot in the year 2002, and nowadays it consists of 4 hectares of coffee land.
About his family:
Claudio is still single and he lives with his parents. What is the secret of his success? Perseverance and dedication as well as the perfect growing conditions for coffee in his property. How do you feel being a winner of the Cup of Excellence Honduras 2010? A great honor to be a part of this competition and to honor Honduras and our coffee region.
His experience in the Cup of Excellence:
It is his first experience in this event which has taught him a great deal about what clients expect in specialty coffees.
|Farm Name||El Gran Sauce|
|Farmer/Rep.||Claudio Lenin Madrid Villanueva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||29|
|Aroma/Flavor||honey, jasmine aroma, red berries, citric, sweet lime, cane sugar, sweet spicy, kiwi fruit, gooseberry|
|Acidity||crisp, white endive acidity, cucumber like, clear, crisp, orange, sparkling|
|Other||intense, effervescent, transparent, round and smooth|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1914|
|High bidders||M.I. Coffee Corporation|