Mary is a small coffee producer has faced harsh situations following the death of her husband in 2006, which is why he decided to take over the farm with her two children. This decision caused that one of her sons had to postpone his professional studies at a university in Tegucigalpa to work at the family farm “Liquidambar” in the village Acacias in Marcala, Department of La Paz. This small farm cultivated with love, is the legacy that Mary has for her children and grandchildren in memory of her husband
She participated for first time in COE obtaining 6th place. In her farm produces Catuai and Bourbón varieties at a height of 1409 meters above sea level, gradually gone technifying her farm with the support of IHCAFE who help with fertilizers and technical support for the management of her farm, and now she can see the results that currently filled with much satisfaction.
Coffee process begins with the selection of ripe cherries; Maria does not have a milling machine so she hires the service though she always monitors the implementation of the processing and drying of coffee. Her dream is to continue cultivating an excellent quality coffee in order to give education to her children.
Previously she sold her coffee only locally but now with this experience in the preparation of specialty coffees, hoping to sell her coffee to international markets to improve living conditions and to reward the effort and sacrifice of her children.
|Farm Name||El Liquidambar|
|Farmer/Rep.||Maria Nery Marquez Granados|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Aroma/Flavor||Tea rose, mandarin, cranberry, berry, melon, tropical, sugary white grape, caramel|
|Other||Long finish, integrated sweetness|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1188|
|High bidders||Almacielo, De Ballon|