Origin Information

Grower
Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA)
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas, and Typica
Region
Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
Harvest
November - February
Altitude
1,300 – 1, 700 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

HONDURAS ORGANIC COMSA SHG EP is sourced from Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA), an association with 641 coffee farmers in the Marcala region, a protected designation of origin (DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CAFE DE MARCALA) within the department of La Paz, Honduras.  COMSA boasts a newly renovated wet mill and a demonstration farm where innovations in organic farming are being perfected and then taught to farmers. COMSA has also significantly increased the participation of women within the organization, which has resulted in a successful women’s group that has established their own farmers' market to sell home-grown organic produce.