Honduras Lempira Catuai - Finca El Naranjo

Nice complexity, tangerine, nectarine, dark chocolate
$4.16 / lb $632.81 / bag
TOP LOT
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Jul 2021
SKU P608209-4

About This Coffee

Within the community of Tapuiman, Hector Ventura operates a 2.5 acre farm named El Naranjo. Hector has grown up within the area, selling his family's coffee in the form of cherry locally. For the last three years he has improved his farm management by controlling the pH of his soil, organically fertilizing by utilizing compost, and implementing methods to take care of the farm and improve the livelihood. 

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Jute
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Cup Score 86
Variety Catuai
Region Lempira
Farm Name Finca El Naranjo
Growing Altitude 1750-1850m

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
  • Cup Score 86
  • Region Lempira
  • Farm Name Finca El Naranjo
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Jute
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1750-1850m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608209-4

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