Cerro Las Minas is the tallest mountain in Honduras and the pride of the department of Lempira, in Western Honduras. The mountain is home to a variety of wildlife, from pumas to an endangered salamander found only there. During the 1970s, the nation’s forestry department began intensely logging throughout the department, dramatically reducing forest area and biodiversity. People from the nearby town of La Campa formed a grassroots campaign to stop the logging, and their work ultimately led to the 1987 creation of the Celaque National Park, 102 protected square miles in which Cerro Las Minas sits.
This coffee, from seven producers in Lempira, celebrates La Campa’s courageous spirit of activism and its lasting natural gift to all of us.
Specialty Producer Program
This coffee comes from producers Jose Salomon Vasquez, Pablo Vasquez, Catalina Perez, Jose Humberto Martinez, Filiberta Hernandez, Margarito Amaya and Efrain Perez, who are participants in the Specialty Coffee Division (SCD), a quality-oriented sustainability program created and run by InterAmerican sister company Becamo.
SCD was created in 2015 with the goal of supporting 210 coffee-producing families by ensuring their access to financing, knowledge of agricultural best practices and quality procedures that can lead to higher profits and financial stability. While some programs offer group trainings, producers in SCD receive private attention from Becamo agronomists and receive direct and personalized financing assistance.
Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, caramel, raisin, blueberry, raspberry, pronounced citrus; bright acidity, silky body.