Honduras San Marcos FTO - COCASAM

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$4.04 / lb $614.55 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Apr 2022
SKU P609107-1
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About This Coffee

This coffee comes from the Aricha station, formerly known as the highly coveted Misty Valley station and sometimes called Idido. This station is located at around 1,925 masl in the Yirgacheffe highlands of southern Ethiopia. Approximately 700 small holder farmers contribute their coffee to this station. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. The coffee is picked ripe between November and January, depulped within 12 hours, and washed clean with spring water. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep. 

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Region San Marcos de Colón
Co-Op Cooperativa Cafetalera Sanmarquena (COCASAM)
Growing Altitude 1200-1500m
Certifications Fair Trade, Fair Trade Organic, Organic

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 Forward
  • Region San Marcos de Colón
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Fair Trade, Fair Trade Organic, Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1200-1500m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Co-Op Cooperativa Cafetalera Sanmarquena (COCASAM)
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609107-1

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