FLAVOR: Apple, Butterscotch, Raisin
FINISH: Slight Linger
Offering classic Honduran coffee flavors, this medium-bodied coffee reveals familiar cocoa and nutty flavors combined with hints of sweet red apple and rich butterscotch. Notes of dried fruit, similar to raisin, provide an additional layer of sweetness, leading to a slight lingering finish.
This blend is a combination of two coffees that come from the small coffee growing region of Corquín, located in the department of Copán on the western side of Honduras.
The first coffee comes from producer Sergio Romero who owns and runs the coffee farm La Lesquinada alongside his brother Walter. After finishing his degree in agriculture, Sergio inherited La Lesquinada from his father and the Romero brothers now run the family farm and continue the region’s tradition of producing high-quality coffees. As third generation farmers, the Romero brothers have dedicated their efforts beyond their family business and now focus on improving the region’s coffee producing industry as a whole. The Romero brothers have founded Cafico (Cafes Finos Corquín), an organization that partners with producers to advocate for greater socio-economic development, transparency in operations, and sustainable farming practices. Cafico helps producers utilize best farming practices, both environmentally and socially, in order to consistently produce top-quality coffee. As a result, the Romero brothers and Cafico have helped transform Corquin into one of the most prolific coffee-producing regions in Honduras.
The second coffee in this blend comes from CAFESCOR, which stands for Cooperativa Cafés Especiales Corquín. The cooperative was founded in 2012 with just 25 members. Currently, CAFESCOR directly helps 45 families with their coffee production business, creating a community of about 440 members. With a focus on improved coffee production and commercialization, CAFESCOR assists members with establishing the infrastructure needed to grow and produce high quality coffee, which includes implementing safe labor practices and clean work environments. The group also maintains both wet milling and dry milling facilities to process coffees for families. Much like the goal of the Romero brothers and Cafico, CAFESCOR dedicates itself to improving coffee production practices as a means to lead to greater economic development and uphold member wellbeing.
Thanks to the immense hardwork from groups like CAFESCOR and Cafico, Corquín is now one of the strongest coffee growing regions in Honduras. This special blend exemplifies the dedication put forth by the farmers and producers in the region, and we’re proud to showcase their efforts through this coffee blend. Enjoy!
LOCATION: Corquín, Honduras
PRODUCER, FARM: Sergio Romero, La Lesquinada | CAFESCOR, Mixed Farms
ALTITUDE: 1200-1700 MASL
PRODUCTION METHOD: Honey Process and Washed Process