Located in Aldea El Pacon, El Paraiso the main product of this region is coffee. Avocado Hass is a new product to the region, with 40 hectares 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, racoons, monkeys, lowland 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. As a farmer Mario is dedicated to his land, besides coffee he grows food grains (maize and red beans) and participates in leadering a national coffee producer association. He has been improving his farm experimenting new varieties to compete in special coffee market.
About his family:
He and his brothers formed last year a small enterprise that is also participating in this competition, and have integrated the processing chain. Between them they have assigned each other responsabilities and manage the enterprise. What is the secret of his success? To achieve a position in cup of excellence has surged from the vision he and his brothers have, as growers to be an example to other growers to get motivated to participate. They have followed up every step of the process in the preparation of these lots, from selecting the lot to drying. How do you feel being a winner of the Cup of Excellence Honduras 2010?As a grower, I feel great satisfaction in participating for the first time and making it to the top 25 coffees, it is a motivation to continue participating in future events.
|Farm Name||Angelina (Lote No. 16)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Mario Edgardo Segura Aroca|
|Size (30kg boxes)||32|
|Aroma/Flavor||spicy, anise, sweet, mint, vanilla, floral, candied orange, sweet|
|Acidity||pineapple-like, citric, refined, semi sweet chocolate|
|Other||creamy mouth feel|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2112|
|High bidders||Nippon Coffee Trading Co.,Ltd|