Conservation and environmental features (mountains, ecological reserves, flora, fauna, etc.): It is a coffee harvesting area with a temperature of between 12-21 ° C, rainfall between 2,200 mm / year, and within the specialty coffees zone. El Cielito, in the vicinity of National Park Mountain of Santa Barbara PANAMOSAB. Indigenous communities or associations: There is a Coffee Producers Association. Historical contribution of the region: From this region in Honduras , they have always participated in the event Cup of Excellence because of its good quality coffee. Harvesting practices: Performs various management activities of coffee harvesting such as; weed control, shade regulation, fertilization, sanitary and selective pruning, pest control, manual harvest and wet and dry milling. As the farm start: Started cultivating coffee at the age of 12 years with my father. Started with one hectare, now with much effort, I have 4 hectares. Family Data: This family has 8 members, his wife Maria A. Monterrosa and their 6 children. What do you think is the secret of your success? Really providing an adequate management of the coffee plantation and following the technical recommendations of Ing. Mario Alcantara of the Honduran Coffee Institute. Taking good care of the wet and dry process of the coffee. How does it feel to be a winner in the Cup of Excellence? We have always considered that participating in the Cup of Excellence is a great challenge. I am proud of contributing to enhance my country and to exalt our coffee zone.
His experience in the Cup of Excellence:
I have participated in three competitions of this event, but thanks to God and my family this year was ranked 15 at national level in the Cup of Excellence competition.
|Farmer/Rep.||Cesar Augusto Fernández|
|Size (30kg boxes)||41|
|Aroma/Flavor||caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, raisins, raspberry, red grapes, tobacco, black tea|
|Acidity||crisp, orange, citric|
|Other||balanced sweetness, soft mouthfeel|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||4|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2706|
|High bidders||Silo Coffee Store, The Source, Dimattina, Five Senses, Proud Mary, St Ali and Single Origin Roasters|