Located in El Pacon, El Paraiso, the main product of this region has been coffee, which is mainly sold through intermediaries as wet parchment. Recently farms have diversified to growing Hass Avocadoes; approximately a little over 40 hectares are soon to begin commercial production. This region borders with Nicaragua Republic, having the Dipilto Mountain range as limit, a region surrounded by virgin mountains full of tres such as pinabete, oak, cedar, liquidambar, cedrillo, wild avocado, encinos, and a variety of fauna such as White tail deer, racons, monkeys, paca, wild pigs squirrels, and various birds like thrushes, chorchas, quetzals, oropendolas. Located within this farm there is a waterfall of a natural spring that emerges deep in the rain forest. In this zone groups of small farmers have associated in order to take alternatives to selling their coffee, that have decided to create a small cooperative of innovative growers called COMIPIL and a rural fund called MANOS CAMPESINAS, both with the objective to give a value added by drying, roasting and grinding coffee to sell locally. Traditionally coffee is harvested manually, doing it in 3 stages, first graniteo, then 2 cuts and the repela at the end. Pulping is done mechanically, then ferments in concrete tanks, classification cannel and the use of coffee subproducts in the farm. Due to the altitude of this zone 1200 -160 MASL fermentation can take up to 36 hours. Due to the natural springs in this zone, water quality for washing is quite good. In the year 2009, the farm was acquired by the family group, reorganizing the productive unit and implementing Good Agricultural Practices with permanent technical staff.
What is the secret of your success?
In the first place personal will, the desire and conviction of becoming better through constant training and making use of knowledge acquired. How do you feel being a winner of the Cup of Excellence Honduras 2010?As a recently founded company, it is a true success to participate and get good results, which motivates us to continue forward and prepare for new challenges.
His experience in the Cup of Excellence:
This zone has had good experiences in the past in this type of competitions.
|Farm Name||Angelina Lote No. 15 El Pacon|
|Size (30kg boxes)||34|
|Aroma/Flavor||chocolate, sweet, honey, maple sugar aroma, spicy, toasted almonds, tea, floral|
|Acidity||green apple, snappy, apricot, malic, crisp, clarity|
|Other||creamy, fresh, pleasant, tingling aftertaste|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2244|
|High bidders||Tashiro Coffee Co.,Ltd|