No one knows for sure exactly when coffee first reached Honduras, but it is believed that seeds may have arrived from Costa Rica between 1799 and 1804 amongst the goods brought by travelling merchants. Today, coffee plays an important role within the national economy and has great potential for growth and quality improvement.
Marco Tulio was born in 1970 and since he was a little boy he harvested coffee in small plots that his father had near his house. He attended school in the community of San Francisco; when he finished his elementary studies, he went to Gracias, Lempira, to attend high school and in 1989 he graduated and obtained his diploma as Elementary Teacher.
From 1990 to 1994 he worked as a teacher in the school of the Suisuite area, then from 1995 to 1997 he worked at the José Trinidad basic education center. In 1998, he served as municipal councilor of the municipality of San Sebastián and once established here, he began planting coffee with the Catuaí variety. In 2002 he married Nora Melania Pascual with whom he has two children, Tulio Imanol Ramírez Pascual, 15 years old, and Marco Eliat Ramírez pascual, 8 years old.
From 2002 to 2006 he held the position of municipal mayor in the municipality of San Sebastián, Lempira. He has been a counselor since 2006 till today and since his beginnings with coffee in 1998 he hasn't stop planting it and improving his facilities to be able to process it by his own.
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance certified producer and currently in process of getting the UTZ and Organic certifications this year.
Sweet cane sugar, bright green apple, hint of citrus. Very balanced