Beneficio Santa Rosa is the powerhouse of western Honduras, boasting one of the most state-of-the-art dry mill operations in all of Central America. It starts with location. Santa Rosa de Copan has mild weather conditions, which makes for an ideal warehouse location for resting parchment and preparing coffee for export. Copan is the second largest growing region in Honduras, which means Beneficio Santa Rosa is well situated to receive coffee from many excellent sources. Most importantly, Beneficio Santa Rosa has a fully staffed cupping lab equipped to cup through thousands of samples and identify the potential for every coffee that is received. So it should be no surprise that Beneficio Santa Rosa has delivered an exceptional number of “Top Tier” micro-lots for Royal this season.
Conversion Hernández cultivated and harvested this micro-lot on his 3.5-acre farm called San Luis. This farm is located in Santa Cruz a municipality within the Department of Lempira, Honduras. Conversion has been farming coffee for the last seven years. In addition to coffee he cultivates plantains, oranges and avocado trees. Ripe cherries for this natural processed coffee were carefully hand sorted and then floated to remove less dense beans. The cherry was then placed on raised beds in thin layers and moved regularly for a period of 22 days.