蒙德西猶斯(Montecillos)是一個位於宏都拉斯西部高地的咖啡產區，以生產國內最高品質的阿拉比卡豆著名。這個區域位於阿加爾塔山脈的斜坡上，它包括了拉巴斯(La Paz),科馬雅瓜(Comayagua),聖塔芭芭拉(Santa Barbara)。該地區的海拔高度在1,200至1,700米之間，提供了咖啡的完美種植條件。 在蒙德西猶斯(Montecillos)可以找到的咖啡品種有波旁(Bourbon), 卡杜艾(Catuai), 卡杜拉(Caturra), 帕卡斯(Pacas)...等。
巨人洞穴是宏都拉斯最古老的考古遺址，據說人們在公元前9480年左右住在這個「巨人洞穴」。這個地方是由George Hasemann發現的，根據考古學家的研究，這是現在宏都拉斯的第一批居民，也可能是中美洲的第一批居民。根據專家的研究，如果曾經真的存在巨人，他們應該是很高大的，能夠面對宏都拉斯地區的巨獸。巨人洞穴的牆上有彩繪圖像，最有趣的是用白色和紅色顏料印出的一隻手的印跡。巨人洞穴位於埃蘇坦蘇維拉村(La Estanzuela)，瑪爾卡拉市(Marcala)，拉巴斯省(La Paz)。
在埃蘇坦蘇維拉村(La Estanzuela)，距離瑪爾卡拉(Marcala)只有 8 公里的道路上，有一個非常值得一看的景點叫做埃蘇坦蘇維拉瀑布(Cataratas La Estanzuela)。這個村子有一條叫做 La Estanzuela River 的河流，它形成了美麗的 25 米高的瀑布，也被稱為埃蘇坦蘇維拉瀑布(Cataratas La Estanzuela)。周圍地區有著茂密的森林，充滿了松樹和橡樹，還有大量的野生植物。此社區中有旅遊委員會，負責組織遊客的旅行，包括徒步旅行的許多小徑，參觀瀑布，探索巨人洞穴。
包括以下省份：拉巴斯省(La Paz)、科馬雅瓜省(Comayagua)、聖塔芭芭拉省(Santa Bárbara)與因蒂布卡省(Intibuca)。
- 咖啡品種：波旁 (Bourbon)
Montecillos is a coffee region located in the western highlands of Honduras, known for producing some of the highest-quality Arabica beans in the country. The region is situated on the slopes of the Agalta mountain range, and it stretches over La Paz, Comayagua, Santa Barbara. The altitude of the region ranges between 1,200 and 1,700 meters above sea level, providing the perfect growing conditions for coffee.
Among the coffee varieties that can be found in Montecillos are Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacas.
In terms of tourism, Montecillos offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about coffee production and the culture of the region. Visitors can take a tour of the coffee farms, learn about the different stages of coffee production, and enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery. Moreover, visitors can also take a hike in the mountains and explore the local flora and fauna.
In conclusion, Montecillos is a coffee region in Honduras that has been producing high-quality coffee for many years. The region is committed to sustainable and responsible farming practices and is also working on improving the living conditions of the communities. The region offers a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about coffee production and the culture of the region. The coffee from Montecillos is truly a standout among other Honduran coffees, and it is definitely worth trying.
If you are looking for exciting adventures in Montecillos, you can stop by Marcala. Here are two places for you to visit:
The Giant's Cave is the oldest archaeological site in Honduras, it is said that people lived there around 9,480 years before Christ in the "Giant's Cave." This place was discovered by George Hasemann, according to archaeologists, the first inhabitants of what is now Honduras, and probably Central America. According to experts, if there were giants, they would be people of magnificent stature, capable of facing the big beasts that inhabited the Honduran landscape. The cave of the giant has painted images on the walls, the most curious are the impressions with white and red pigment of a hand. The Giant’s Cave is located in the village of La Estanzuela, Municipality of Marcala, department of La Paz, very close to other beautiful tourist sites in the area, such as La Cascada La Estanzuela, just 500 meters from the cave.
Cataratas La Estanzuela, located in the village of La Estanzuela, just 8 kilometers from Marcala on the road heading towards La Esperanza, is a must-see for nature enthusiasts. The village is home to the La Estanzuela River, which forms beautiful 25-meter-high waterfalls also known as Cataratas La Estanzuela. The surrounding area boasts a lush forest filled with pine and oak trees, as well as an abundance of wild plants. The community of La Estanzuela has a tourism committee dedicated to organizing tours for visitors, including hiking the many trails, visiting the waterfalls, and exploring the Giant’s Cave.
Cup Characteristics: A coffee with a sweet aroma and fruity fragrance, lively and bright acidity, a velvety body with orange and peach flavors and a lingering finish.
Location: Includes the departments of La Paz, Comayagua, Santa Barbara and Intibuca.
Rainfall: 1300-2300 mm
Altitude: 1000-1700 m
Temperature: 12-22 °C
Shade Type: Inga, fruit, forest and pine.
Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Pacas and Lempira.
Harvest: December to April