Agalta, Comayagua, Copan, Montecillos, Opalca, El Paraiso
October - March
Coffee production started in the 1800’s in Comayagua, today it stands as the main agricultural export, making it incredibly vital to the country’s economy. Honduras is the largest producer of coffee in Central America and is the world’s third largest producer of Washed Arabica. Impressively, there are nearly 120,000 registered coffee farmers of which 98% are small holders with an average farm size of 2-3 hectares.
Coffee is found across Honduras with notable differences in cup profiles, over half of the coffee produced derives from Comayagua, Copan, El Paraiso and Santa Barbara. The geography is also particularly welcoming for coffee cultivation with over 35% of the land exceeding 1,000 metres, along with coastal plains.
For the last three years we have been sourcing a small range of Honduran microlots that have proved to be popular thanks to their soft, fruity acidity and complexity. All are from small family farms grown by younger generation farmers working hard to have their hard work recognised. Our Vasquez and Adrian Castro micro’s typify this aim for speciality standard.
- Area44,000 sq m
- Population8.2 million
Production5.9mn 60kg bags
- Coffee Producing
RegionsAgalta, Comayagua, Copan, Montecillos, Opalca, El Paraiso
- Coffee VarietalsCaturra, Typica, Bourbon, Catui, Geisha and Pacas
- TerrainMountainous, coastal plains
- Altitude900m to 1,800m
- SoilVolcanic Soil
- ProcessingWashed and Natural
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