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Honduras San Vincente

Honduras San Vincente

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This coffee comes from the imposing Santa Barbara mountain, a moutainous massif of more than 121.3 square kilometres of surface and a maximum height of 2,750 metres above sea level. The mountain is predominately a reserve of virgin forest declared a National Park in 1987. Farms are located on the mountain at an altitude range of 1,000 to 1,650 meters above sea level.

These farms belong to a group of independent producers who are clients of Exportadora San Vicente. Their relationships with Exportadora San Vicente span more than 25 years. About 70% are small producers with production areas of 4.4 hectares on average.

Our producing partners are dedicated to upholding their coffee-producing traditions, instilled by their parents and grandparents. Most producers are 3rd or even 4th generation coffee producers.

The majority of the farms are relatively young, with an average age of 5 to 10 years. This youth is due to the fact that enormous plant renovation had to occur in the wake of an intense attack of coffee leaf rust (CLR) in 2011 that killed most coffee trees in the region and in much of the rest of the country.

The subsequent renovations were carried out with a focus on coffee varieties resistant to rust. Now the predominant varieties on producing farms are: Ihcafe 90, Lempira, Pacas and Catuai, and in a lower percentage, varieties such as Parainema, San Ramon and Bourbon.

Between the national park and the lake, more than 50% of the country's bird species, 90 types of orchids, 70 species of ferns and a great diversity of wild animals live in the region. In addition, the Santa Barbara Mountain provides water to more than 80 communities. 

 

Cupping Notes:

Fragrant, with sweet chocolate and caramel notes, mild citrus acidity.

Coffee Grade: SHG EP
Owner: 
105 producers working with Exportadora de Café San Vicente
Region: Copan
Harvest months: November - April
Altitude:
1,000 to 1,650 masl
Process: 
Fully washed
Q Score:
82

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