This is a blend of SHG EP grade organic certified coffees from the CAFESCOR Cooperative located in the Casitas district of the Copan region in Honduras - a coop made up of 131 members across over 400 cultivated hectares. With harvests generally taking place from November to February, growing altitude from contributing producers ranges from 1200 - 1700 masl and crop is comprised of Caturra, red & yellow Catuai, Bourbon, IHCafe, Parainema and Lempira varieties. Coffee undergoes a 12-24 hr fermentation before both patio and mechanical drying.
CAFESCOR – Cafes Especiales Corquin, S. A. de C. V., is a cooperative founded in 2012 as an initiative of small coffee producers in the town of Corquin, Copan. It was legally established on September 30, 2014 with 25 partners, as a Variable Capital Corporation. Today, they manage a membership of 131 partners/producers comprised of 37 women and 94 men. CAFESCOR has a wet mill located in the community of Las Casitas and a dry mill in the community of Jimilile, both belonging to the municipality of Corquín, department of Copan.
CAFESCOR founder and current president Joel López, belongs to the fourth generation of a family that has dedicated to this activity since 1865. Joel's great-grandfather, Mr. Pedro López, began by planting a small plot of Typica variety in the hamlet of Cuchilla del Águila in Las Casitas Village, Corquín, Copán. At the time, there was no strong global market for the coffee in the region, so they exchanged it for other foods with their neighbors. In 1920, the next generation, Ramón López, increased the cultivated area adding Bourbon to their varietal repertoire. In 1978, Guillermo López Lara - Joel's father - renewed the existing plantation and increased the area by expanding their selection once more to include more productive varieties such as Caturra and Catuaí. Today, Joel Lopez states that this young cooperative has a lot of optimism and is continue growing, and they hope to be recognized for its excellence in the coffee production. Also they are committed in making the producers and their families to have the opportunity to position their coffees as a unique product that complies with their quality policies and the international market standards.
This coffee was used in one of our winning Competition Blends for its all-around well balanced flavor, floral hints and subtle citrus notes.