Farm El Aguacate is located in the community Pozo Negro, Masaguara, Intibucá it’s belong to Magdaleno Rodriguez, a rocky and steep path leads to this scenic place where time seems to stand still and where you can breathe the scent of flowers coffee. Magdaleno is part of a group of small producers who despite produce coffee long time ago; they had always marketed their coffee to local intermediaries with totally unrelated to the quality.
Magdaleno is a tenacious man, hardened by years of fieldwork and suffering the troubles of the oscillation of coffee prices in the international market. He learned to produce coffee from a young age and as the years passed, acquired more and more experience. He inherited a small plot of his father and decided to start his own farm, it takes long time to stabilize economically but it was not enough to support his large family.
Magdaleno produces the Catuai variety with a conventional technique but with low use of fertilizers because the economy does not allow it to meet all the recommendations of technicians IHCAFE, his farm is 1713 masl so it uses little shade with native species as Liquidambar and avocado trees.
Processing of coffee is washed and mill his coffee in a small milling machine could painstakingly construct at home, by recommendations IHCAFE technician Magdaleno built a solar dryer where he dried the coffee lot with which he participated in COE. Like many farmers in his community, it is the first time participating in COE and he feels happy and excited about this achievement and hopes that this is the beginning of a successful future.
|Farm Name||El Aguacate|
|Size (30kg boxes)||40|
|Aroma/Flavor||Mandarin orange, blackberry, red grape, lime zest, raspberry ice cream|
|Acidity||Tart, phosphoric, very sweet|
|Other||Dry perfume, paprika, vegetable notes|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2640|
|High bidders||GSC International Co., Ltd. (KOREA) // Shanghai Borong International Trading Co., Ltd (CHINA)|