Honduras

Historical Background…

The Santa Barbara department, at the west of the country, o the border to Guatemala, is the second biggest coffee producer of the country.
Honduras offers a challenging environment for the cultivation of coffee: while the tropical to temperate climate combined with the high altitudes are perfect, the lack of rich volcanic soil and the high humidity add complexity.

Don Santos Sagastume Enamorado is the owner of Finca El Zapote, located in El Dorado. El Zapote refers to a local fruit, sapote or soa-papple.

Don Santos is a traditional coffee grower and has dedicated his entire life to it. Without the support of his late wife, added to lack of labour and his advanced age, he reduced his coffee area from ten to four hectares a few years ago. He cultivates different varieties like Parainema, Lempira or Ihcafe 90, and keeps them separate.

This strategy gives him the opportunity to identify excellent cups and sell them separately for a premium. In the last years, Don Santos has also ventured in the cultivation of hass avocado to diversify his income.

GENERAL INFORMATION
FARMFinca El Zapote
COUNTRYHonduras
REGIONEl Dorado, Santa Barbara
VARIETYParainema
PROCESSING METHODFully – washed, sun – dried
ALTITUDE1.500 m.a.s.l.
TASTE PROFILEApple, floral notes, chocolate

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