||Honduras Los Agapantos 2006-2007
||Valle de Angeles, Francisco Morazan
||Cup of Excellence 2006, Catuai
Reina Mercedes Castañeda, whose grandfather was born in Germany, Max Drawert, who introduced coffee to Marcala, La Paz, Honduras, many years ago. She has displayed a great passion for cultivating coffee since very her young age. She is married to Rafael de Jesus Chinchilla who owns the farm. She has inspired him to cultivate coffee on a small piece of land located in the turistic town of Valle de Angeles. Rafael Chinchilla has been learning about the proper care of coffee plantation since 1999, and his main objective is to treat each single coffee plant with the greatest care and harmony with the environment, in order to improve his coffee's quality reflected in the results of the current Cup of Excellence Award Coffee competition. Even though, this is the first time, he has participated in the "Cup of Excellence".
The coffee is processed under traditional methods: Mature cherries are cut and peeled almost immediately. Fermented under traditional methods and immediately cleaned after; Manually sun dried in tents by female labour; classified by female personnel under the direction y supervision of his wife and the administrator named Carlos. Not allowing under any circumstance, the grain of coffee to touch the ground. Therefore not risking the contamination of the grain.
The coffee cultivates 50% shade with the objective to conserve itself the grounds and to maintain solar filtration regulated and ventilation uniform inside the plantation and to if same maintaining the maturation it uniforms and a good quality of the fruit.
In the cup this coffee offers itself to both espresso and french press, with its interesting acidity with peach and raspberry fruit tied together with a sticky melted chocolate taste, with a wicked sweet spice after taste.
Farm: Los Agapantos
Farmer: Rafael De Jesus Chinchilla Chinchilla
City: Valle De Angeles
Region: Francisco Morazan
Farm Size: 10.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: Not Available
Altitude: 1609 masl
Processing System: Dry depulped, naturally demucilaged in concrete tanks, naturally washed in wood
tank, natural sundri Annual Production: 50 bags
Soil type: Frank Clayey
Annual precipitation: 1300-1900 mm
Shade Trees Species: Ingas
Water Source: Natural and clean that is born in the property.
Number of Permanent Employees: 4
Number of Temporary Employees: 25
Lot Size: 17 bags
International Jury Score: 84.32
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