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Los Alpes - Honduras - Washed

€14,00

Complex, stone fruit profile. Due to crop disease Jimmy planted the hybrid variety Maracaturra



A sweet and clean cup with tasting notes of stewed pear, red apple and nougat.

Coffee production at Los Alpes today includes Maracaturra, Lempira, Icatu, and Parainema varieties, planted across 18 of the farm’s 50 total hectares. Previously the farm included 45 hectares of coffee production, but during the la roya leaf rust epidemic of 2012 nearly all of the farm’s Caturra, Catuai, Typica, and Bourbon plants were destroyed. Beginning in 2014, Jimmy Navarro began planting coffee again with careful consideration given to the quality potential and disease resistance of the newly chosen varieties. Maracaturra is planned to be the primary variety at the farm going forward, thanks to its adaptability to the climate and soil of the farm and its excellent cup quality.

Info

Farm

Katia Duke of San Isidro.

Region

Copan, Opalaca.

Score

This coffee has a cupping score 88.

Elevation

1480m - these altitudes encourage sweetness & acidity.

Variety

Maracaturra.

Process

Fully Washed.

Sustainability


 

The land of Los Alpes is prime for coffee cultivation.


 

There are three water sources which irrigate the fertile soil. The farm is planted with guama, banana, cedar, sweetgum, pine, and other trees which provide shade for the coffee plants and act as a natural habitat for local animals. Thanks to the care for the environment at Los Alpes, the area is filled with biodiversity including several species of bird and other wild fauna. Other regular practices at the farm are also executed with the environment in mind, including soil conservation and waste water management.

Impact


 

Katia has successfully established herself and her farm in the global market and works to reach out to other producers in order to open up opportunities for them and their coffee to find a global audience.


 

This coffee was sourced thanks to a unique collaboration between Jimmy Navarro and coffee producer Katia Duke of San Isidro farm in Copán, Honduras. Jimmy has been a mentor and friend to Katia for many years now, stretching back to their time together at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in San Antonio de Oriente, Francisco Morazán, Honduras. Today, Katia has successfully established herself and her farm in the global market and works to reach out to other producers in order to open up opportunities for them and their coffee to find a global audience.