Department: Santa Barbara
Municipality: Las Vegas Town: El Cedral
Total Farm Area: 8.5 Area of the Farm with Coffee: 8.5
Variety in the farm: Catuaí , Bourbón and Pacas
Total Annual Coffee Production (Green Coffee bags 46kg): ___80 bags
Farmer Information *
Name: Pedro Moreno
Age: 78 years Civil status: Widower
Generation of Farmer in Family _____2nd Generation
Spouse Name Eusebia Reyes
Name of sons/daughters Age:
Orlando Moreno Reyes 57 years
Oswaldo Moreno Reyes 52 years
Jose Romualdo Moreno Reyes 48 years
Catalina Moreno Reyes 46 years
Participating Lot Information
Lot Size (46kg bags): 20 bags
Altitude of the Farm: * 1550 masl
Variety of Coffee participating: * Bourbon and Pacas
Type of Shade Trees: Inga
Harvest Period: 5 months
Age of the Farm: 12 years
Drying method: * Solar and Patios
Milling Process: * Washed
Origin of Water Used on the Milling Process: Well and spring water
Other Important Information
Briefly describe how you started working with coffee:
Started planting coffee in the year 1965 with less than 1 hectare of bourbon coffee, every year he has been expanding his farm until now, where he has 8.5 hectares.
What did you do to make the coffee participating be special?
Good agro climate conditions.
What have you done to improve the quality of your coffee?
Harvest: Ripe cherry only.
Wet Milling: Washing coffee with clean water.
Dry Milling: Solar drier.
Do you own milling equipment in your farm? Yes
Pulp machine, coffee classifier, 2 fermentation tanks and solar driers.
How do you transport your coffee? Own vehicle
How do you normally commercialize your coffee?The coffee is sold to “Exportadora San Vicente”
Do you do any special activity to help preserve the soil in your farm?
Use of shade trees, contour plowing and application of the coffee pulp back in the soil.
Have you participated in Cup of Excellence before? yes
How many times? 11 years
Did you qualify for the International Week? YES
Have you been part of an International Coffee Expo? NO
Do you have any previous experience on preparing micro-lots? YES
Do you periodically evaluate your coffee quality? YES
If your answer was YES, briefly describe how you evaluate your coffee quality.
I send the coffee samples for cupping to “Exportadora San Vicente”.
Have you ever done contracts with International Coffee buyers? YES
Was your farm affected by the Coffee Rust? YES
What activities do you to mitigate/control the fungus? Application of fungicides.
Do you have any other problems in your farm? Lack of human resource.
*Optional: Would you share with us what are your dreams/goals/objectives?
Win first place in Cup of Excellence.
Don Pedro Moreno is 86 years old and is one of the founders of the village El Cedral, Santa Barbara, in which he lives. He is a producer of coffee and started his farm in 1983 with the money he earned cultivating different types of vegetables. He planted less than 1 hectare, don Pedro mentions that in those times to work with coffee was very difficult, there was no funding for the management of farms and the prices were very bad. They paid 13 lempiras per 100 pounds of coffee beans, wet but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm of Don Pedro and he continued working to support his family. For the year 2008 Don Pedro had already heard about the quality of the coffees in the area and received advice to participate in the competition of Cup of Excellence in which he came in 2nd place. Since then he has participated on several occasions finishing in good positions. Don Pedro has now 8.4 hectares of coffee and has supported his children so that they have their own coffee plots and while acknowledging that farms are now more productive, the aggressiveness of pests and diseases and the costs are very high, as last year he had strong problems with rust and beetle borer, with the money he receives from his coffee, he expects to renew parts of the farm that need improvements.
|Aroma/Flavor||Almond, green apple, green tea, apricot, bergamot, chamomile|
|Acidity||floral, transparent, malic, well balanced|
|Other||silky, velvety, lingering aftertaste|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1254|