Honduras Marcala Washed is a very smooth, approachable coffee. Washed coffees tend to have a clean profiles with vibrant acidity. This coffee exemplifies those characteristics and will shine as a filter brew coffee. We like to use a Chemex for this coffee to make the flavors even more transparent.
Honduras Marcala Washed
Suppliers: COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A.)
Certifications: Fair Trade
Origin: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras
Altitude: 1,295-1,695 meters
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Dry: Sun & Mechanical
Tasting Notes: Cocoa, caramel, hint of cherry with a honey sweetness, medium body.
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 (CafeOrganicoMarcala,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.