Honduras

Honduras

Regular price $18.95 Sale

Notes: fruit sweet with deep chocolate finish, winey acidity with a rich, complex body.

Process: Washed Arabica

Altitude: 1350-1700 MASL

Varietals: Catuai, caturra, bourbon, pacas, typica, parainema, ihcafe, lempira

Region: Marcala

Certification, Organic, Fair Trade

Roast: Medium

This coffee has a fruit sweet flavour, a smokey-sweetness, like caramelizing sugar in a pan, which lasts throughout the lingering aftertaste. The medium body and crisp acidity blend well with over-riding fruity, chocolate notes, heightening your sipping pleasure.

For a good part of the last 20 years, many Honduran coffee producers smuggled their coffee across the border to sell it in Guatemala. Guatemala had a better coffee reputation than Honduras and as a result, the crops could fetch a higher price. In that same time period, both the coffee producers and the Honduras Government made a quest to improve the quality of coffee from Honduras through fiscal incentives, the building of highways to access remote growing regions and improved soil analysis and crop management. As a result, in 2012, Honduras became the seventh largest producer of coffee in the world, surpassing Guatemala.

There is no doubt that coffee production and exports saved the state of Honduras from a certain bankruptcy following the 2009 political crisis.  All things to think about as you sip your cup of inspiration.  

Beans are best ground just prior to use. You will receive whole beans unless you indicate otherwise. If you would like your beans ground, please specify in the notes section of the checkout. Free shippping on orders of any 4lbs or more.