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Honduras - David Lucio Reyes Flores

Heavy body, dark chocolate, black cherry, pear
On Sale
$3.98 / lb $605.43 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609556-8
  • 21 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

David Lucio Reyes is a coffee producer from the community of Cofradía in San Miguelito, department of Intibucá. As per usual in the country-side of Honduras, his family worked in agriculture and raised cattle at a small scale in order to have a decent income. David completed his elementary school but after that, he started helping his parent with the agricultural activities. In 1995, his father gave him a plot of land in the community of Hierba Buena and David planted it right away with 200 coffee trees. Each year he planted from 500 to 1000 trees until completing the land in 1999 with 8000 coffee trees in total. He sold his first crops as parchment and cherry to intermediaries in the area. After many years in the coffee business, he was able to buy a house in downtown San Miguelito and move there with his family. In 2017 he sold his farm at Hierba Buena to buy a land next to his new home, where he also established a carpentry shop employing 4 people. David and his father exchanged some farms they had, and today David has 4.88 hectares of coffee plantations, works full time in coffee, finished planting his lands and has been managing his farm organically.

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 Catuai, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
Region San Miguelito, Intibuca
Farm Name La Cofradio
Growing Altitude 1400m

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 San Miguelito, Intibuca
  • Farm Name La Cofradio
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1400m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609556-8