Franklin Madrid has been the third generation in his family of growing and maintaining the coffee farm “PATEPLUMA”. This farm was founded by Mr. Esteban Madrid Chavez in 1978 when he actually bought the land and started planting coffee, same farm that now is owned and operated by his sons and grandsons, which work in different parcels, one of those parcels belongs to Franklin.
Franklin dries this coffee in patios and screens, he thinks the key of is success is the constant training his workers have and the constant planting of trees in the farm and the farm surroundings, his whole family is environmentally aware and protect nature, they have placed signs around the plantation to protect the forest and the water sources, as well as the fauna. The coffee crisis prices have affected him and his family reducing the coffee production and the hand labor in farm activities.
His farm is located at San Luis Planes, Santa Barbara, growing only Pacas. With a great deal of hard work, he managed to win the Honduras COE 2008 Competition with Finca El Sauce. He has learned to grow coffee consistently and has been able to meet the strict requirements of the Japanese market. All his family is involved in growing specialty coffees, even his son who is now studying in El Zamorano, in order to become an Agriculture Engineer, and help out with the farm.
|Farmer/Rep.||Franklin Adonis Madrid Villanueva|
|City||San Luis Planes|
|Aroma/Flavor||Cinnamon, passion fruit, vanilla, roasted almonds, tobacco, caramel, cedar, red wine, burgundy wine|
|Acidity||Citric, tartaric, bright|
|Other||Velvety, well balanced, sugarcane, mouthwatering, structured, creamy|
|Coffee Growing Area||5 mzns|