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In addition to his work at Beneficio San Vicente (his family's business), Benjamin is also a coffee producer in his own right. His farm, Finca La Salsa, is planted with varieties not typically associated with Honduras, including Panamanian Geisha and SL-28. Located on the high slopes around Lake Yojoa, La Salsa is often shrouded in a dense layer of mist. This unique micro-climate means that temperatures are generally kept pretty low, and the coffee trees are protected from too much direct sunlight. These factors slow down cherry maturation, resulting in a super sweet cup profile.
The story of Panamanian Geisha growing in Santa Barbara will forever be tied to Proud Mary. During various visits, Proud Mary founder Nolan Hirte brought seeds from some of the most famous farms in Panama. This means that Benjamin's Geisha comes from the same genetic lineage as the best Geishas in the world.
In 2021, Benjamin placed 5th in the Honduran Cup of Excellence with his washed Geisha from La Salsa. In 2022, he went on to win 1st place with his triple anaerobic washed Geisha and this coffee is derived from that winning lot.