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Origin Information

Grower
Pablina Martínez | Cooperativa Regional Mixta de Agricultores Organicos de la Sierra (RAOS) | 270 members
Variety
Catuai, Icatu, Lempira, and Ihcafe 90
Region
Chinacla, La Paz, Honduras
Harvest
November - March
Altitude
1580 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

Pablina Martínez is a founding member of Cooperativa Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra (RAOS), which was established in 1997 as the first cooperative of small and medium organic coffee producers in Honduras. Seventeen acres of her farm called La Magdalena are dedicated to coffee production and another 8 acres is in the process of being certified as a private natural reserve. Over the years Pablina has become a leader at RAOS and a role model for other women. Pablina’s coffee was one of the first used in the micro-lot program at RAOS and has been a regular selection at Royal for several years. In the last few years, RAOS has invested significantly to improve its dry mill installation. The facility has 2 electronic eyes running in series to color sort green coffee before export. RAOS also continues to employ women to hand sort micro-lots as the final step in preparing a coffee for export.