Region – Central America
Origin – Honduras
Location – Santa Barbara – western Honduras
Cooperativa San Antonio (group of 12 small farms)
El Carretal – El Cedro – La Casa
El Montecito – La Esperanza – El Mango
El Ocote – El Liquidambal – La Zorra
Pinabete – El Esfuerzo – El Cencilar
Grade – Strictly Hard Bean EP
Processing – Washed
Varietal – Catimor
Altitude – 1,200 – 1,400 meters
Rainfall – 1,000 – 1,500 meters
Certifications – Rainforest Alliance, Organic
Cupping Notes – Fruit and honey fragrance, earthy, blackberry, red apple. Very juicy with a creamy body and pleasant aftertaste.
The cooperative benefits over 1500 families through direct and indirect initiatives including development of community centers, schools, water management, reforestation projects and more. It specifically supports youth through education and scholarships for the children of the producers. This coffee is shade grown, hand-picked, specialty-grade arabica coffee from the excellent growing region near the El Salvador border and has achieved the highest grade status of Strictly Hard Bean at farm altitudes of 1,300 to 1,600 meters.