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Honduras - Tomas Manueles Gomez

Caramel, grape, apple, praline
On Sale
$4.18 / lb $635.85 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P609557-8
  • 14 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Tomás is a coffee producer born in 1978 in the village of El Zanate, San Sebastián, Lempira, and has around ten years producing coffee full time. His family moved to San Marcos de Octopeque when he was a youth; after ten years, Tomás decided to return to El Zanate to start his own coffee farm with a small lot of only five hundred trees, and after a few years of struggle, he finally started to see some profits that allowed him to plant more coffee and build his house. Thanks to his long time commitment and the help of his family, his farm El Ocotal has provided enough for them to get other small plots of land to keep cultivating more coffee.

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2022/23
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Catimor, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
Region El Zanate, San Sebastian, Lempira
Farm Name El Ocotal
Growing Altitude 1900m
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 El Zanate, San Sebastian, Lempira
  • Farm Name El Ocotal
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • Soil Clay
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609557-8

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