Rich and fruity with light notes of fermented grape and berries. Full body and creamy mouthfeel. Perfect as straight espresso or blended with milk.
About the producer
Finca Alto de los Santos Natural is the second coffee we bought this year from the producer’s co-op CAFESCOR (Cafés Especiales Corquin). Last May, Francesco and Miguel had the opportunity to visit the region of Copan (Western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala) to visit some of the farms, the HQ of the cooperative, the wet and the dry mills, and the organic fertilizer production plant where CAFESCOR transform the by-products of coffee into organic fertilizers to be distributed among its farmer members.
For NCR this visit marked an important step towards a more sound and direct relationship with our coffee suppliers. Indeed, during the visit, we closed a contract to import our first coffee container directly sourced from CAFESCOR.
In the year of 1920, Don Froilán Gámez arrives from the neighbouring country Guatemala, accompanied by his parents and siblings, at that time he was 5 years old and settled in the Jimilile community of the municipality of Corquín, Copán. Time passed and at 25 he got married, forming a family of 3 children, given the conditions of the area and having the obligation of his family, the need arose to find a crop alternative that would generate income for his daily life. He started to grow coffee together with his eldest son Herminio Perdomo, starting by planting the varieties of arabigo, caturra and bourbon, in some plots that he himself had acquired during the time he lived in the area in the company of his wife.
About the coffee
Likewise, the other Honduran coffee, the washed lot, this natural (sun-dried) arabica is grown at Finca Alto de los Santos. Here, at an average altitude of 1500mt. she grows mainly Lempira, Caturra, Catuai and Parainema coffee varieties. The production is organic-certified with 50% of the plantation surface with is shaded by native tree species which helps to protect the ecosystem. The plant density is about 3500-4000 plants for ha. that means a low-density production system that reduces the stress on soil and other natural resources. Thanks to this commitment to preserving the environment the co-op can market this coffee as organic and Bird-friendly certified. Furthermore, the wastewaters from coffee processing, highly pollutant if not treated and dumped into the land in high concentration, are treated and used as input to produce organic fertilizers for the Cooperative’s own members.
1000 g, 250 g
Whole bean, French press, Filter grind
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