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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa Cocabel
Variety
Catuai, Ihcafe 90, and Lempira
Region
Belén, Lempira, Honduras
Harvest
December - March
Altitude
1350 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Honduras Lempira Cocabel SHG EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cocabel, a cooperative located in the municipality of Belén within the department of Lempira, Honduras.  Cocabel supports producers who have small parcels of land for coffee cultivation and use organic practices to manage their land.  Cocabel collaborates with an export company called BICAFE, which operates a warehouse and dry-mill in Santa Rosa de Copan.  Weather conditions in Santa Rosa are ideal for storing parchment and the dry-mill is specifically designed for sorting high quality micro-lots. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen the livelihoods for members of Cocabel.