The coffee story

This coffee was sold directly to Gringo Nordic and the coffee story has  been shared with Johan Ekfeldt directly.

I’M PART OF A FAMILY WITH ELEVEN SIBLINGS AND STARTED WORKING WITH MY DAD ON OUR COFFEE PLOT WHEN I WAS TEN.…

Although I continued to go to school for a few more years, there was hardly enough income to feed so many mouths, and someone needed to help on the land. 

Then, when I was sixteen, our dad died and I suddenly became responsible for the well-being of our entire family. To complicate things further, prices for coffee tumbled on the international market not much after that, and on top of that Honduras was affected by a wave of leaf rust. 

I had what one can call a tough start in life, but thankfully all that early hardship also molded me into a fighter, someone who won’t give up, regardless how big the obstacles on my path may be. Little by little, my brother Obdulio, my brother in law Francisco, and I became eligible for loans, which we used to expand our fincas, and to invest in our own wet mill and better agricultural practices.

The process

First, the ripest beans are picked, classified, and cleaned. Beans that are not ripe enough or that have suffered from an insect bite or otherwise, are discarded. This can be done manually or in a separation canal. Then, the beans are dried either in a patio or on African beds. During the process, they must be raked frequently to assure a homogenous result. Usually, it takes around 20 days to dry the beans to the desired humidity level, but it can take up to four weeks. This stage is vital for the final quality of the green coffee, and of course for the flavors as well. If the beans end up too dry, they can fissure or otherwise be damaged and will not make it through the next stage of the selection process. But, if the beans are not dry enough, the humidity may attract fungus or bacteria.
HN-156-202012 Past harvest

Jorge Nery Espinoza Natural 72

  • $9.7004 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $9.7004 USD / kg FOB Organic
Origin
Honduras
Variety
parainema
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1070m - 1270m
Harvest period
December, 2020 - April, 2021
Seller's cupping score (SCA)
86.0 points
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Produced & offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
  • Honduras
  • Cooperative
  • Rainforest Alliance, FairTrade, Organic
  • 50 sales on Algrano
  • 3 Average orders per roaster
  • 23 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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GRINGO NORDIC COFFEE ROASTERS
Black Hen Products GmbH
Wakuli
BeanBrothers
Dutch Barista Coffee

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

This coffee was sold directly to Gringo Nordic and the coffee story has  been shared with Johan Ekfeldt directly.

I’M PART OF A FAMILY WITH ELEVEN SIBLINGS AND STARTED WORKING WITH MY DAD ON OUR COFFEE PLOT WHEN I WAS TEN.…

Although I continued to go to school for a few more years, there was hardly enough income to feed so many mouths, and someone needed to help on the land. 

Then, when I was sixteen, our dad died and I suddenly became responsible for the well-being of our entire family. To complicate things further, prices for coffee tumbled on the international market not much after that, and on top of that Honduras was affected by a wave of leaf rust. 

I had what one can call a tough start in life, but thankfully all that early hardship also molded me into a fighter, someone who won’t give up, regardless how big the obstacles on my path may be. Little by little, my brother Obdulio, my brother in law Francisco, and I became eligible for loans, which we used to expand our fincas, and to invest in our own wet mill and better agricultural practices.

The process

First, the ripest beans are picked, classified, and cleaned. Beans that are not ripe enough or that have suffered from an insect bite or otherwise, are discarded. This can be done manually or in a separation canal. Then, the beans are dried either in a patio or on African beds. During the process, they must be raked frequently to assure a homogenous result. Usually, it takes around 20 days to dry the beans to the desired humidity level, but it can take up to four weeks. This stage is vital for the final quality of the green coffee, and of course for the flavors as well. If the beans end up too dry, they can fissure or otherwise be damaged and will not make it through the next stage of the selection process. But, if the beans are not dry enough, the humidity may attract fungus or bacteria.
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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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1. Buy now, pay later
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