Raisin | Floral | Rose Hip
Region: El Cedral, Santa Barbara, Honduras
Altitude: 1500 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed
Drying: Raised, covered beds
Honduras is a country that grows some spectacularly complex coffees, and the western highlands that make up the Santa Barbara department are home to some of the most innovative coffee producers in the country. Above the town of Peña Blanca are communities of growers and millers that are dedicated to the pursuit of amazing coffee. The team at Beneficio San Vicente, a dry mill located in Peña Blanca, has excelled in both spreading the knowledge of coffee husbandry to the surrounding communities and growing access for these excellent coffees to specialty buyers from around the world.
Roberto Figueroa’s farm is located near the town of El Cedral and the Pacas variety that he grows is full of wild and fruity flavours. He’s been an avid farmer since he was a kid. He started by growing vegetables in his mom’s yard and selling them in local markets. He saved up enough money to eventually buy a small piece of land for himself. When he saw his neighbours growing coffee and making a sustainable living off of the high prices they were receiving, he decided he’d plant coffee on that land. He tends to the land himself every day and hires a small team of pickers during harvest. Even though his parcel of land is small, he’s planted efficiently, and gets high yields from each of his well-cared-for trees. He sells his coffee to Beneficio San Vicente in Peña Blanca, who dry-mill and export it around the world. We’re honoured to be able to serve his coffee for another year.
Director of Coffee