Honduras

Sweet, full-bodied and certified coffees


SCA Score

82.25 - 87.25


Farmers

21


Price (USD/kg)

$2.00 USD - $35.00 USD

Honduras is the biggest coffee-producing country in Central America with a landscape dominated by smallholders and cooperatives. The country reached its prominent position thanks to a robust national strategy to improve infrastructure and increase productivity that gained traction in the 1970s. The productivity boom wasn’t, however, immediately followed by good post-harvesting practices and Honduras was left with a reputation for big volume, low-quality coffee. Record-breaking scores in recent years of Cup of Excellence show this is changing and the country is gaining more attention from high-end roasters.

There are 6 coffee-growing regions in the country: Copán, Opalaca, Montecillos, Comayagua, El Paraiso and Agalta. Copán, in the West, and Comayagua, in the heart of the country, lead Honduras’ production. The national grading system separates coffees according to altitude: the exportable grades are Strictly High Grown (SHG) for coffees grown above 1200 m above sea level and High Grown (HG) for coffees grown between 700 and 1200 m. Harvest runs from November to April. 

Traditionally, most coffees from Honduras are fully washed. In the cup, this origin shows a big body and intense sweetness, often followed by berry-like juiciness and mild acidity.  Quality has seen a jump in the last decade as well as the introduction of natural, honey and experimental processing methods, resulting in a wide variety of flavour profiles. Honduran coffees have become cleaner and more transparent but retain their characteristic texture and sweetness. The country is also one of the larger producers of Fairtrade and organic certified coffees, which are produced by cooperatives in large volumes.

Algrano in Honduras
Algrano has been working with Honduran cooperatives since 2017 when we first facilitated a purchase from COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala) to a roaster in Europe. Since then, new cooperatives and exporters have been onboarded to the platform. The cooperatives offering on the platform are from the Western part of the country and spread around 4 departments: La Paz, Ocotepeque, Lempira and Copán. Together, they offer a good selection of certified blends, specialty coffees and single-farm lots.

Featured coffees

  • Marcela Valle El Corcho Washed Parainema
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    Marcela Valle El Corcho Washed Parainema

    Offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Fully washed
    • 84.75 points
    Samples unavailable
    Contact sales
  • Mixed Farmers FTO
    HN-127-202110Upcoming harvest
    Mixed Farmers FTO

    Offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Fully washed
    Samples unavailable
    Pre-contract
  • Samples in stock
    El Pinal Premium Washed
    HN-128-202110Upcoming harvest
    El Pinal Premium Washed

    Offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Fully washed
  • Capucas Washed Blend
    Capucas Washed Blend

    Offered by Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda. Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Fully washed
    • 84.0 points
    Samples unavailable
    Sold out
  • Capucas Natural Anaerobic
    Capucas Natural Anaerobic

    Offered by Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda. Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Anaerobic fermentation
    • 84.75 points
    Samples unavailable
    Sold out
  • Capucas Natural Blend
    Capucas Natural Blend

    Offered by Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda. Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Natural/Sun Dried
    • 85.5 points
    Samples unavailable
    Sold out
  • Samples in stock
    María Norma Solorzano La Casa Natural
    María Norma Solorzano La Casa Natural

    Offered by Cafesmo Ocotepeque Honduras Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Natural/Sun Dried
    • 85.5 points
  • Samples in stock
    COMSA Blend Washed
    HN-135-202110Upcoming harvest
    COMSA Blend Washed

    Offered by COMSA Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Fully washed
  • Samples in stock
    COMSA Melado Blend
    HN-136-202110Upcoming harvest
    COMSA Melado Blend

    Offered by COMSA Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Semi-Washed
  • Samples in stock
    COMSA Natural Blend
    HN-137-202110Upcoming harvest
    COMSA Natural Blend

    Offered by COMSA Verified Seller

    • Honduras
    • Natural/Sun Dried

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