Honduras SHG Microlot - Marta Licida Vasquez *TOP LOT*

Almond butter, blackberry, nectarine, creamy.
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Honduras
WarehouseContinental NJ
Lot #P604758-4
ETA Spot
Bag Weight 69 kg

This is a washed SHG grade lot from producer Martha Licida Vasquez in the Celaque region in western Honduras.


THE PRODUCER


Martha is from the town of San Sebastian in the state of Lempira. She is the eldest of 14 siblings and both her parents were farmers. Martha's coffee journey started out as a trader. Soon after she married at 22, Martha began travelling to Guatemala to buy produce to sell back home. She was able to grow this merchandise business for many years until a coffee-producing friend encouraged her to buy a plot of land in San Sebastian in 1987, convincing her that it was more economical to produce her own coffee than buy and resell.


Martha now owns 4 farms: San Jose del Pito (5.6ha), San Sebastian (2.8ha), El Carrizal (7ha) and El Guayabillo (1.39ha) situated at an average altitude of 1,750masl. She cultivates the varieties of Bourbon, Lempira, IHCAFE 90, Red & Yellow Catuai, and Catimor. The farm is RFA certified and Martha is currently in the process of gaining UTZ and Organic certification.


THE PROCESS


Harvesting is carried out selectively and by hand. Ripe cherries are mechanically pulped and fermented for 12-16 hours depending on ambient conditions. After thorough washing, the parchment coffee is sun-dried on raised beds and concrete patios until the optimum moisture content is reached. At this point the coffee is rested in a clean, cool and dry environment before secondary processing (milling, grading, sorting).

More Information
Total Bags In Lot 25
Status Spot
Warehouse Continental NJ
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Coffee Grade SHG
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