Honduras Lempira - El Carrizal

Caramel, plum, apricot, almond
$4.16 / lb $632.81 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Jul 2021
SKU P608209-1

About This Coffee

José Justino is a producer from El Carretón, a small community in the region of San Sebastián, Lempira. In 2007 he began purchasing land begin growing coffee, which now includes farms in the Azacualpa community, La Mision village, San Antonio village, all in the San Marcos de Caiquin Municipality, Lempira. In 2016 he bought another plot of land in La Laguna community in San Sebastián and planted it with coffee. This is fully washed Catuai and BourbonThe Lempira department is named after an indigenous warrior who led 30,000 Lenca sooldiers into battle against the Spanish in 1537. Lempira means “Lord of the Mountain” in the Lenca language. It was long thought that Lempira died from an assassins bullet after an invitation to parley, but recent research has revealed he likely died in battle. 

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Cup Score 85.25
Variety Bourbon, Catuai
Region Lempira
Farm Name El Carrizal
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 85.25
  • Region Lempira
  • Farm Name El Carrizal
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, 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 P608209-1


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