La Paz, Honduras
Producer: COMSA Co-operative
Varietal: Bourbon, Pacas, IHcafe 90,Maragogype and Icatú
Altitude: 1250 – 1700m
Harvest: 2019 – 2020
Notes: vanilla – cherry – banana
Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America, and the industry plays an important role within the national economy. It has ideal conditions to produce exceptional coffees including high elevations, fertile volcanic soils, and an ideal climate that is suited to coffee production. Supported by significant investment from the Honduran Government, there is also a lot of expertise in the country, which makes it a highly respected and renowned coffee-producing country.
Founded in 2001 by a group of producers and with the support of the Foundation for Rural Business Development, COMSA is a co-operative of coffee producers in the Marcala municipality located 50km from the capital La Paz. Due to its focus on delivering sustainable agronomic training to its members, COMSA has become a business model for coffee production in recent years. Their aims are to promote organic agriculture, reduce poverty and promote sustainable development – whilst building socio-economic resilience in the community. Today it enjoys more than 1500 producers who participate in innovative training schemes that result in the production of excellent organically-certified coffees.
Sourced through our friends at Xiorxios Specialty Coffee, we fell in love with this natural processed coffee immediately. Roasted gently for filter to express the vibrancy of the terroir, this coffee reminds of a banana split desert with vanilla ice cream coated with cherries and summer fruits! The acidity is very balanced with lots of rum raisin-sweetness and a velvety mouthfeel that is pleasant and long-lasting sweetness.