Honduras Marcala Natural is a rich and beautiful coffee. Natural process (also called dry process) coffees tend to have a pronounced fruit sweetness and heavier body. This coffee exemplifies those characteristics and will satisfy both as a filter brew and single origin espresso. Use your typical brew ratios if you prefer a strong cup. If you like a little more clarity in the cup reduce your dose by a couple grams.
Honduras Marcala Natural
Suppliers: COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A.)
Certifications: Fair Trade
Origin: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras
Altitude: 1750 meters+
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Tasting notes: Fruit forward with notes of strawberry jam and dark chocolate.
Farm & Coop Information
In the year 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies. The premium also finances the construction of kitchens in the schools in support of the Merienda Escolar program that provides meals for school children.