Washed and slow patio drying
November, 2019 - November, 2019
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: April, 2020
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Grower (Pending)When I was 18, I had an accident while playing soccer and needed knee surgery. It meant the sad and abrupt end of my – admittedly amateur – soccer career, but it also opened the door to new beginnings: I was given an opportunity to become a waiter on a cruise ship that was based in Copenhagen. During four years, I lived on that ship and we traveled between many of the beautiful main cities of northern Europe. That’s how I got to know cities like Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg and Helsinki. After four splendid but hardworking years on that ship, I returned to Honduras to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a coffee farmer. In fact, my dad cultivated coffee from a humble perspective. He owned only a tenth of a hectare and grew large, very high plants, more like trees. Little by little, I took over and expanded the plot to a total of 8,5 hectares. Now, I’m 53 and mostly working alone. I have a son who lives in the US, and a daughter in a nearby town, but she works elsewhere. During the harvest, I have people helping me out. But coffee is my passion, it’s what makes my heart beat faster. The plants represent life to me. They allow us to breath, and, in a more direct sense, they are what puts bread on my table. I love walking between the neat rows to check if everything is going well. There are four varieties that I grow: Pacas, Parainema, Obatá, 90. But in fact I am gradually changing to a Parainema only farm. That’s the cultivar that best resists leaf rust and I love the sweet, juicy and large berries that grow from it. The next step is selling coffee directly to small roasters in Europe. I want to establish lasting relationship with one or two roasters and work hand in hand with them to offer consumers a traceable cup of coffee that came to fruition through our combined efforts.
Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras
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
Relationships with Roasters in
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden
Average orders per roaster
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.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.