Monte Escondido farm is owned by Margarito Herrera and is located in El Cielito community in the municipality of Santa Bárbara, Department of Santa Bárbara. It has an altitude of 1,650 meters above sea level
I bought this farm six years ago and planted it with pacas variety. I learned to grow coffee with my father; he produced coffee since he was young. My family is composed by my wife, four sons and one daughter. All the maintenance activities are made for me and my four sons. For picking help us my wife and my daughter.
What is the shade percentage and the varieties found in your farm?
The farm has 20% shade and is composed by guama and some fruit species as banana, avocado, plum and peach.
What is the secret for winning this competition (describe the preparation process of the competing lot)?
I worked with many COE winners in the past, I learned with them how prepare the coffee to obtain a good one. I applied all the knowledge during the preparation of my lot for COE.
I’m very happy and satisfied for be a winner. In my opinion COE help the origin countries to increase the demand for the Honduran coffee, sometimes the event make a change in the appreciation or perception of a specific coffee. Is a great opportunity to know and establish direct business with roasters and we can do high efforts to guarantee the origin and quality of the product.
|Farm Name||Monte Escondido|
|Farmer/Rep.||Margarito Herrera Portillo|
|Size (30kg boxes)||20|
|Aroma/Flavor||honey, panela on break, caramel, red grape jelly, fresh butter dark fruit, orange apple|
|Acidity||pineapple, intense citric w/tartaric|
|Other||velvety body, juicy, notably clean|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.75 hectares|
|Farm Size||1.75 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1320|
|High bidders||Campos Coffee|