Honduras Santa Elena

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Honduras Santa Elena


Clean and sweet. Juicy, with notes of cherry and fudge.

Origin: Honduras

Region: Santa Elena, La Paz, Honduras

Farm: Andres López Lorenzo, Finca la Vertiente

Variety: Bourbon, Catuaí

Altitude: 1650 Meters

Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds 

8oz Wholebean

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From Royal Coffee

Andrés López Lorenzo produced this micro-lot on a four-acre plot in the Santa Elena growing region of Honduras’ La Paz Department, just a few short miles from the Salvadoran border to the south. He and his wife Maria are raising four children, and the family relies on their annual coffee harvest as the main source of income. Andrés plans to reinvest the profits from this season’s harvest in his family’s store and build a drip irrigation system for the vegetable garden.

For those of you who may not be familiar, the Catracha Coffee Company was founded by Mayra Orellana-Powell in 2010, and is dedicated to improving

the life quality of its members by increasing quality and yield, providing educational seminars, and directing transparent financial transactions that return 100% of the profits from sold, exported green coffee to the farmers.

Mayra is a native of Santa Elena, and just recently returned to the area after a stint in California’s Bay Area. She also works as Royal’s Marketing and Outreach Director, and while she’ll be missed around the office here in Emeryville, we’re excited to see her continue the incredible work she’s doing in Honduras. The coffee from Andrés López Lorenzo is an excellent example of the exemplary work undertaken by the Catracha Coffee Company and the dedicated farming community of Santa Elena.