DESCRIPTION: red grape, honeysuckle, red apple, cookie butter, and walnut
REGION: El Petatillo, Las Capucas, Copan
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed
ALTITUDE: 1450 - 1550 meters
VARIETY: Caturra, Pacas
In recent years, Honduras has quietly become the largest coffee-producing country in Central America. This surge to the top has largely come through standard quality blender lots, none of which has typically earned Honduras the reputation of neighboring countries like Guatemala or El Salvador. This is beginning to change, however, thanks to producers like Enrique Nuñez and their competitive drive to push quality forward at this often-overlooked origin. Producers like Enrique and many in the Las Capucas community are investing the necessary resources into experimenting with varieties, processing technique and more, and we’ve seen some wonderful coffees come out of Honduras as a result.
Enrique’s story is one of resilience. After scoring the top lot in 2011, his farm was devastated by leaf rust and its accompanying hits to quality and production volume. Throughout the ensuing years, he was able to maintain stable quality while combating the rust, which is a notable achievement. In 2018, his coffee again reached first place, rewarding his persistence and hard work. HIs work is an example inspiring hope for other farmers facing the same battle. We’re thrilled to feature his coffee for the first time.