Farm: Las Manos Farm is located in El Cielito, Sta. Barbara, Sta. Barbara, Honduras . This is an area widely known for its coffee quality and for growing uncommon fruits to our country like strawberries and blueberries, as well as vegetables and grains. The climate is cool and the mountains are quite high, and a lot of rain in the area. This region has a high potential for the growth of special coffees, since a big number of the participants that make it to the Cup of Excellence are from here and three of them have won first place in different years (Natividad Benitez, Bertilio Reyes Portillo Y Amado Fernandez). Las Manos keeps coffee farming activities, making sure the coffee is haversted homogenously and only ripe. Also care is taken to assure correct wet mill and coffee drying procedures. Santos belongs to a group called Specialty Coffees Cielito Lindo and she also forms part of the Honduran Association of Coffee Growers (AHPROCAFE). About her Family:
Santos begins growing coffee with her late husband who also participated in COE. Nowadays she manages the farm with the help of her daughters.
What is the secret of your success?
To keep in mind coffee growing recommendations and techniques, from the moment the coffee is planted to its final process as green coffee. How do you feel being a winner of the Cup of Excellence Honduras 2010?First of all its a personal accomplishment, which helps me endorse the quality of my coffee, projecting the coffee organization to which I belong and in a way showing off the best of my country. Her experience in the Cup of Excellence: She has participated in 2 competitions of COE, and it has been a huge achievement for me and my family.
|Farm Name||Las Manos|
|Farmer/Rep.||Santos Alexis Dominguez Ramos|
|Size (30kg boxes)||43|
|Aroma/Flavor||lime, perfume, mango, peach, jasmine, honey, papaya, tea rose, clover, sweet herbs, cream, juicy|
|Acidity||sparkling, refined lemony, snappy, with spine, effervescent|
|Other||long finish, rich, creamy, soft mouth feel, elegant|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2838|
|High bidders||Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group|