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.

Click to María's video.

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.
HN-133-202101 Past harvest

María Norma Solorzano La Casa Natural

  • $7.606 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $7.7162 USD / kg FOB Organic
  • $7.7162 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $7.9367 USD / kg FOB FairTrade + Organic
Origin
Honduras
Variety
Parainema
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1470m - 1500m
Harvest period
January, 2021 - January, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
85.5 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
  • Honduras
  • Cooperative
  • Organic, FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance
  • 50 sales on Algrano
  • 3 Average orders per roaster
  • 23 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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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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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.

Click to María's video.

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.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: February, 2021
Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: January, 2021
SCA Score
Algrano
85.5
Seller (Pending)
85.5
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Citrus fruit, Herbal, Red berries, Milk chocolate, Greenish, Stone fruit
Seller (Pending)
Cane sugar, Fruity, Cherry
Quality comment
Algrano
Complex and juicy, with medium citric acidity, pleasant aftertaste and round body medium.
Seller (Pending)
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Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

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.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

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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