Honduras - Milton Mateo Cartagena

Heavy body, chocolate, butterscotch, praline, cherry
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609556-7
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About This Coffee

From Tomalá, Lempira, Milton comes from a coffee producer family of many years. He started to work with coffee by his own in 1990, after his father gave him 42 hectares of land. He graduated from the university and obtained the degree of Agricultural Engineer. Back then when he received the land, he started by planting 0.70 hectares of coffee with the Ihcafé 90 variety, and he expanded the farm every year after that. When he turned thirty years old, he moved to the city looking for an additional income while waiting for the harvests and ended up living there for 5 years. After that time, he returned to his town and started to build his house. At forty, Milton married Nidia Deras and had two children and they support him with the coffee activities. Now, he has a total of 20 hectares planted with coffee and employs around 120 people from the region during the harvest seasons.

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Processing Washed
Variety Catimor, Parainema, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
Region El Zorzal, Tomala, Lempira
Farm Name Los Planes
Growing Altitude 1200m
Soil Clay

History of Coffee in Honduras

Prior to 1900, coffee was essentially a garden crop in Honduras, grown on small lots of land and traded within the country for internal consumption. Less than 10 percent of the coffee harvested was exported in 1894. By 1900, exports had more than doubled, but banana was still king. A decline in banana production over the decades coincided with a slow but steady growth in coffee production. Today, Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America, exporting more than 5 million bags last year, and is one of the largest exporters of specialty grade coffee. 

Growing Coffee in Honduras

Honduras is somewhat unique in that it experienced the most significant growth in export volume after the emergence of the specialty coffee industry, so new farmers and new mills begin with quality as their goal. Coffee is now pervasive in Honduras, grown in 210 of the 298 municipalities and throughout central and coastal highlands within six districts identified as Coffee Regions. Starting in the north and moving south, the regions are Copan, Opalaca, Montecillos, Comayagua, El Paraiso, and Agalta. More than 60 percent of Honduras coffee is grown above 12 hundred meters and as high as 16 hundred. Almost 90 percent of Honduras coffee is grown on small (less than 153 bags) and medium (between 153 and 766 bags) sized farms. Virtually all Honduras coffee (over 90 percent) is washed and sun dried. Plant varieties include Cautuai, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, and Pacas.

  • Status Spot
  • Region El Zorzal, Tomala, Lempira
  • Farm Name Los Planes
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Variety Catimor, Parainema, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1200m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Soil Clay
  • On Sale Yes
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  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609556-7