Honduras PacavitaRegular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
- Cupping Notes:Dark Chocolate, Apple, Cane Sugar
- Medium Acidity
- Medium Bodies
- Single Origin
- 12 oz. Bag
Following a brisk growth in production, this lush and mountainous country is now the world’s third largest producer of washed Arabica Coffee! Honduras continues to strengthen its already strong coffee industry with a commitment to revitalizing its farms with new plantings. Offering a wide range of coffees, Honduras has recently captured the attention of specialty roasters with high-quality beans treated with care from the tree to the mill and beyond.
Located in the western part of Honduras, Pacavita is surrounded by biological reserves and mountain ranges. The rainy season results in beautiful cherries, and the clear dry season during harvest allows producers to sun dry coffees once they are washed. The high-altitude weather, rich clay soil, and warm sun ensure that the integrity and quality of the beans is preserved from start to finish. Two primary producers contributed to this lot, Silvestre Vasquez and Joel Lopez. Silvestre is always pushing for a better quality and has expanded his farm into higher altitudes of a mountain called Pico Congolon which is surrounded by the Reserva Biologica de Opalaca and Reserva Biologica Volcan Pacavita. Joel Lopez is a fourth-generation coffee producer. He runs the farm Los Lesquines, where his family began growing coffee in 1865. The farm produces mainly Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai varieties, with a total of 67 hectares in production.
- Topography: Located in the western part the country, the area is surrounded by biological reserves and mountain ranges.
- Climate: High altitude weather with excellent humidity and adequate rainfall levels. Unlike other areas of Honduras, the harvest season is dry, allowing for 100% sun-dried coffee.
- Soil: Rich clay soils.
- Elevation: Steep slopes with elevations ranging between 1,100 to 1,850 meters ASL.