Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras

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HN-132-202101 • Past harvest

Gerardo Mejía El Tontolo Natural

  • Conventional (no certification): $8.7083 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Honduras
  • Variety: Parainema
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 87.25 points
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The coffee story

The finca is 21 hectares and the land is located between 1150 and 1300 meters.

60% shadow - 40% sun on most of the land, in some parts 50% - 50%. the shade is provided mostly by local trees, but there are bananas and orange trees and well, the fruits of which are used for personal consumption.

Varietals: 80% Parainema, some Catuaí and a bit Anacafé-14.

The finca is fair trade and organic certified.

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The process

I brought this coffee to Cafesmo for processing and preparation. For this coffee to be of consistent and good quality, it is important that we only pick the beans that are fully ripened. We call these beans 'bull's blood' because they need to have exactly that color, when they are no longer red, but closer to deep purple. It's at this point of ripeness that we can fully benefit from the sweetness of the fruit while drying the coffee. It's dried on plastic blankets on our patio because at 1,400 meters the heat is never too strong during the harvest season. This is of the utmost importance, to make sure that the fruit around the bean does not dry too fast. At night, we close the plastic blankets to make sure that the beans are preserved well and do not reabsorb humidity when it's dark. Depending on the weather, it takes 10 to 15 days to bring the humidity level to 11 - 12%, and at that point the beans are stored at the Cafesmo facilities, on pallets and never in direct contact with a wall. We only prepare the beans for export (green coffee) once they have been sold. This is the best way to preserve the typical qualities of a natural coffee: the fruitiness, often a bit 'winey', complex and strong flavors.
  • Process type
    Natural/Sun Dried
  • Altitude range
    1150m - 1300m
  • Harvest period
    January, 2021 - January, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: February, 2021
Sebastian Wiersma
Silvia Ventura Urías (Grower)
Cupped: February, 2021
SCA Score
Silvia Ventura Urías (Grower)
Key flavor notes
Red ripe fruit, Dried fig, Kiwi, Tropical fruit, Lavender
Silvia Ventura Urías (Grower)
Red ripe fruit, Lime, Honey, Creamy
Quality comment
Complex and juicy, long and sweet aftertaste, bright citric acidity, round body. Generally sparkling and syrupy.
Silvia Ventura Urías (Grower)
Sensorial radar
Sebastian Wiersma

Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras

Honduras Organic, FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance
Led by young growers. Quality & traceability

We, the 250+ members who together form Cafesmo, have formalized our cooperation in 2016. Our individual fincas are relatively small, most of them ranging from 2 to 12 hectares. All our fincas are FTO certified and we offer an array of specialty profiles. Our region - Ocotepeque - is known for its rich soil and perfect altitude range to grow unique, richly flavored coffees. We are convinced that Mercedes and Ocotepeque will continue to gain in fame over the next few years, and deservedly so. Most of our finca’s are located between 1,200 and 1,600 meters. Thanks to a varied topography, we have a long harvest season, that starts late October and lasts until March. Varieties include Pacas, Lempira, Parainema, Catuaí, Obatá, Colombia, IHCAFE90… We have young people as well as less young members, women and men, someone who is a microbiologist, and one who has been an elementary school teacher. Together, we stand for ‘diversity and quality’, together we stand strong

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About the grower

My dad is the first person in our region who started to cultivate coffee with certificates: Fair Trade and Organic. He knew that it was going to be beneficial. For our family, but also for the people he employed, and to help preserve the environment in our fragile region. Now, it’s my turn. I’m 34 years old and I want to be a part of change for the better in our country. My generation has much more access to information than any generation before us. I am convinced that modern technology can help us create a better and fairer world. Coffee farmers from my generation know that people in wealthy countries pay twice as much for a single cup of coffee in their favorite bar than what many people in my country can spend in an entire day for their rent, education, health care, food, and clothes…! This is why I am so happy that Cafesmo is part of the Algrano platform. It allows us to connect with roasters, work with them directly, understand their needs and learn from one another. At the same time, we receive a fairer price for our beans than we would otherwise. We’re looking forward to working with you!

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Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
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Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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