Honduras San Vicente - El Pino Microlot

Good body, chocolate, red berry, green melon
$4.69 / lb $713.43 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Nov 2021
SKU P608866-5
  • 8 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Finca El Pino, run by Nicolas Alvarado Carcamo, covers a total area of 5 hectares of coffee producing land. The farm grows at an alttiude of 1750 meters above sea level, and produces varieties of Ihcafe 90 and Pacas. 

Finca El Pino is situated in the village of Las Penitas. Las Penitas is located in the municipality of Las Vegas, Santa Barbara. Nicolas' harvesting period runs from January to June. 

Coffee processing at El Pino is done through a provisional wet mill. Cherries are de-pulped every afternoon after careful picking, then parchment is put into a fermentation wood tank where the coffee is dry fermented for 14 hours. The parchment is then rinsed three times before being mmoved into a parabolic solar dryer for around 12 days. During the drying, the parchment is sorted by hand to remove defects. 

Nicolas became involved with growing coffee nearly twenty years ago. Before growing coffee, he and his father would grow vegetables. Nicolas did not begin growing microlot specialty coffee until 4 years ago. 

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Pacas
Region Las Penitas, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara
Farm Name El Pino
Growing Altitude 1500-1900m

History of Coffee in Honduras  

Prior to 1900, coffee was essentially a garden crop in Honduras, grown on small lots of land and traded within the country for internal consumption. Less than 10 percent of the coffee harvested was exported in 1894. By 1900, exports had more than doubled, but banana was still king. A decline in banana production over the decades coincided with a slow but steady growth in coffee production. Today, Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America, exporting more than 5 million bags last year, and is one of the largest exporters of specialty grade coffee. 

Growing Coffee in Honduras  

Honduras is somewhat unique in that it experienced the most significant growth in export volume after the emergence of the specialty coffee industry, so new farmers and new mills begin with quality as their goal. Coffee is now pervasive in Honduras, grown in 210 of the 298 municipalities and throughout central and coastal highlands within six districts identified as Coffee Regions. Starting in the north and moving south, the regions are Copan, Opalaca, Montecillos, Comayagua, El Paraiso, and Agalta. More than 60 percent of Honduras coffee is grown above 12 hundred meters and as high as 16 hundred. Almost 90 percent of Honduras coffee is grown on small (less than 153 bags) and medium (between 153 and 766 bags) sized farms. Virtually all Honduras coffee (over 90 percent) is washed and sun dried. Plant varieties include Cautuai, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, and Pacas. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Las Penitas, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara
  • Farm Name El Pino
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Depulped, washed, fermented and dried
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Pacas
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608866-5


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