Originally from Quelepa village located in the buffer zone of the Santa Bárbara mountain in the Las Vegas municipality, the place where his father had his first farm. In 1996 coffee prices were good and his father decided to buy a property in the mountain of Santa Bárbara, in the Ojo de Aguita village, in the Concepción del Sur municipality, this sector is known as la Leona. Due to his dad’s advanced age and the difficulty in having access to the farm, he decides to sell the farm to set up a business. His older brother Oscar Tinoco (winner of Cup of Excellence 2011) and Nelson bought the farm.
1 – The coffee is grown under the shade of forest trees, besides planting in curves at level to minimize the soil erosion.
2 – There is solid waste management treatment with the composting process and vermiculture, which I use in the farm as organic fertilizer.
The secret for winning in COE is:
1 – The geographical location of his farm and the environmental conditions.
2 – Good planting, harvesting and milling practices
3- Harvesting the coffee when the cherry is red and training the pickers at harvest.
|Farm Name||Las Pilas|
|Farmer/Rep.||Nelson Omar Tinoco Madrid|
|City||La leona, Concepción|
|Aroma/Flavor||Cinnamon, molasses, almond brown sugar, dark chocolate, grapefruit, caramel, rhubarb, sweet cherry|
|Acidity||Bright, lime, malic|
|Other||Crème brule, smooth, buttery, sweet aftertaste, long aftertaste, well balanced, banana body|
|Coffee Growing Area||4 mzns|
|Farm Size||4 mzns|