Honduras Santa Barbara - La Cañera

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$5.03 / lb $765.15 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Nov 2021
SKU P608866-7
  • 5 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Teodocia Moreno Reyes and her husband, Otillo Leiva Figueroa are the producers of the La Cañera microlot. This microlot is situated in the village of Los Andes, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara. The total area of the farm covers 1.27 hectares of land, and varietals present include Pacas, Ihcafe 90, and Catuai Amarillo. Coffee grows at 1540 meters above sea level, harvesting from January to April.

Teodocia began her first coffee farm in 2007. It was successful for some time until 2011, when the entire country was hit with an attack from Roya, a disease that kills the leaves of the coffee plants, completely destroying her farm. She perservered and began planting aagain soon after, and in 2016 was introduced to specialty coffee. Since then, they have been able to export successful microlot specialty coffees with the help of San Vincente.

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Catuai, Pacas
Region Los Andes, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara
Farm Name La Cañera
Growing Altitude 1400-1600m

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 Los Andes, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara
  • Farm Name La Cañera
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Pacas
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1400-1600m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
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  • CTRM Contract Number P608866-7