We are proud to offer this fresh new Honduran coffee from a collective of seven small farms in Belén Gualcho. In the cup we find a comforting malt chocolate, subtle green grape acidity and a honey sweetness akin to graham crackers!
About Belén Gualcho
Belén Gualcho is actually a small village located in the Ocotepeque department of Honduras. They are a jewel in the middle of the Honduran mountains with a population of about 16K people. Our importer came across this delicious coffee when Jesus Mata, a coffee farmer, heard about their family farm, Finca Terrerito and their focus on community aid and fair treatment of everyone involved in the farming process. Jesus went out on a limb and made the journey to Finca Terrerito to introduce himself and his coffee. After a cupping that blew the farm team away, the farm director, Marcial made the trip to Belen to see operations first-hand and verify they used sustainable practices. Thanks to Jesus, they bought this delicious coffee from a group of 7 farmers (himself included) that have an average of 1 to 2 acres of coffee land each.
About this Field Blend
This lot is a blend of Caturra and Pacas varieties. Both varieties are considered dwarf plants and are a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. Pacas is named after the Pacas family in El Salvador, on whose farm the variety was originally discovered. Pacas and Caturra are both hardy plants that grow in a diverse range of environments throughout Central America, but can be susceptible to leaf rust and have cup qualities similar to the Bourbon variety.