This producer arrived from the province of Camacho Escoma when he was thirteen. His father has cultivated coffee since 1993.He married Luisa Yana and has three children who study in the school in the colony. His family belongs to the organization Palmeiras, in the colony of Chojnapampa.
He studied up to seventh grade in the primary school where he came from.
He began to cultivate coffee because the quintal sold for 300 to 400 bolivianos in the local market in Caranavi. In 2003, he acquired his own land on account of the excellent conditions in this area.
This is the second time that he has participated in the Cup of Excellence and this year he earned eighth place. He will invest money that he earns in the renovation of his coffee plantations and new plantations in order to improve the living conditions for his family. In addition, he will help his children study.
|Farm Name||Café Palmeiras 3|
|Farmer/Rep.||Mario Mamani Machaca|
|Size (30kg boxes)||27|
|Region||Yungas of La Paz|
|Aroma/Flavor||jasmine, floral, rose, cinnamon, watermelon, cedar, peach, green apple, cherry, plum, orange tea spices, honey, brown sugar|
|Acidity||refined, elegant, citrus, juicy, lively, red grape-like|
|Other||silky body, great texture, creamy, smooth dense, solid, consistent|
|Processing system||Individual processing, harvesting of ripe cherries, fermentate, washed with clean spring water and s|
|Coffee Growing Area||3|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2006.21|
|High bidders||Mercanta the Coffee Hunters for Andronicas World of Coffee (UK), Has Bean Coffee (UK), Kontra Coffee (DK), Melbourne Coffee Merchants (AU), Voila Coffee (JP)|