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Honduras - Jose Valentin Perez

Green grape, apple, honey, almond
On Sale
$4.18 / lb $635.85 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609556-4
  • 7 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

José Valentin is a coffee producer born and raised in the small village of Los Naranjos, which is located in the mountains of Agua Fría in San Sebastián, Lempira. He grew corn for a living until, at forty-six years old, he decided to move to the neighboring department of San Marcos de Ocotepeque with the  goal of learning all about coffee; after three years, he  returned to Los Naranjos to establish his own coffee farm with some seeds of the Red Paca variety he got for free from the Government of that time, who also gave to him bags to prepare a coffee nursery and fertilizer. With those seeds, José Valentin was able to plant 0.70 hectares in a land his father gave to him in inheritance and as time passed by, he acquired more lands and planted more coffee on it. By the time he was fifty-two years old, and after selling a part of his land, he was able to build his house. José Valentin never married or had children, so he is fully dedicated to his coffee business.

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Catimor, Pacas, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
Region Los Naranjos, San Sebastian, Lempira
Farm Name El Naranjo
Growing Altitude >1800m
Soil Clay

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 Naranjos, San Sebastian, Lempira
  • Farm Name El Naranjo
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, Pacas, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude >1800m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Soil Clay
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609556-4