Sweet and creamy with an orange fudgey finish.
Saul Moises Mejia is the owner of the farm La Cascada situated in the Gualme area of Corquin, Copan. Gualme is a relatively high altitude area with greater temperature swings and higher humidity, resulting in coffees that have a pronounced acidity and greater complexity, whilst making a challenging environment to dry coffee.
A couple of years ago an ecological farming project was created in the Copán region of Honduras in collaboration with a small cooperative of 25 small producers. The project was focused on producing microlots of very high quality and then centralising them in a single mill to give the opportunity for these small producers to access the specialty market and quality price premiums. For this they are provided training, technical support and expert advice and as a result of the project have seen an increase in the price being paid to the farmers for the increased quality which has averaged an impressive 3.45 SCAA points since it’s inception.
Honduras is a small yet beautiful country which has become a fantastic source of specialty coffee for the world: it’s the largest exporter of coffee in Central America. The prominence of quality competitions and high-profile auctions such as the Cup of Excellence has inspired larger and wealthier producers to plant new varieties, experiment with processing, and make improvements to their technique and infrastructure.