Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras

50 sales on Algrano

HN-133-202101 • Past harvest

María Norma Solorzano La Casa Natural

  • Conventional (no certification): $7.606 USD / kgFOB
  • Organic: $7.7162 USD / kgFOB
  • FairTrade: $7.7162 USD / kgFOB
  • FairTrade + Organic: $7.9367 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Honduras
  • Variety: Parainema
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 85.5 points
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The coffee story

The land is divided between two small finca’s that total 0,7 hectares.

Varieties are IH-café 90 and parainema. Since 2019, also 50 plants of Anacafé 14, a Guatemalan variety that is particularly resistant to leaf rust.

There is abundant shadow from a multitude of trees: bananas, plantains, mango, plum, avocado, papaya, orange and lime.

One finca is located at 1,260 meter and the other at 1,490 meter. Both are 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
    1470m - 1500m
  • Harvest period
    January, 2021 - January, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: February, 2021
Sebastian Wiersma
Grower (Pending)
Cupped: January, 2021
SCA Score
Grower (Pending)
Key flavor notes
Citrus fruit, Herbal, Red berries, Milk chocolate, Greenish, Stone fruit
Grower (Pending)
Cane sugar, Fruity, Cherry
Quality comment
Complex and juicy, with medium citric acidity, pleasant aftertaste and round body medium.
Grower (Pending)
Sensorial radar
Sebastian Wiersma

Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras

Honduras Rainforest Alliance, FairTrade, Organic
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

Twelve years ago I could finally start to build my own home. Apart from working in my own finca, I also picked beans for other coffee growers, cleaned their fincas and prepared their harvest for six years. I never stopped working but after those six years of hardship I had saved $ 3,500 and was able to buy enough bricks and cement to start building. Now, my three adult son and one daughter live in the US and last year they sent enough money for me to finish the home where I still live with my three smallest children. I no longer work on other peoples’ fincas, but instead dedicate all my time to my own small piece of land. We are very proud of it: knowing that now, people in faraway countries can enjoy a really great cup of our coffee. My girls and I will continue to focus on growing and selecting the best beans for you, as it is a win-win. You can make your clients happy, and we can pay our bills!

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