Honduras Santa Elena Catracha Andres Lopez (Coffee)

Honduras Santa Elena Catracha Andres Lopez

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Bright and Juicy. Somewhat light in body. Clean apple, tamarind, apricot. Sweet maple/honey/caramel. Fudge-y Chocolate. Hint of ginger. Very dense beans.

This coffee is sourced from a family-owned farm in collaboration with Catracha Coffee Company. The two cultivars here are Bourbon and Catuaí. Farmer Andrés López Lorenzo produced this micro-lot on a 4 acre farm called La Vertiente located in the municipality of Santa Elena within the department of La Paz, Honduras.

Bourbon traces its history back to the island that was once its namesake, now a French department known as Réunion, off the coast of the Africa East off the large island of Madagascar. It was once the most commonly grown Arabica in the Americas. While still fairly common, it has been outpaced by higher-yielding, more disease resistant trees. Bourbon is frequently identified by its citric acidity.
Catuaí is a dwarf variety prolific throughout the Americas. Originating from a hybridization of Caturra and Mundo Novo in Brazil, the coffee is resistant to wind and rain, relatively high yielding, can be planted more closely together than larger cultivars.

The municipality of Santa Elena, is located in the department of La Paz, sharing a border with El Salvador to the west.

Coffee in Santa Elena come from many small farms. The coffee farmers from Santa Elena have typically sold their cherry to a middle men which separates the Santa Elena farmers from their coffee, and end users from the unique nature of the farms. Royal Coffee in colaboration with Catracha Coffee work directly with small family owned farms located in the municipality of Santa Elena assisting farmers who personally manage their coffee processing and receive all the profits associated with the sale of their exported coffee.

...This is another on of those coffees that have recently benefited greatly from organized and dedicated attention to quality. Through greater attention in processing, organization, and education, efforts have brought this and other Honduran coffees from being average, to being a Specialty Coffee grade choice.

If you'd like to know more about Santa Elena coffee, "The Way Back to Yarasquin" is a short documentary by Berkeley filmmaker Sarah Gerber, which captures Mayra Orellana-Powell's journey with several Bay Area coffee professionals from the United States back to her hometown , Santa Elena

"The Way Back to Yarasquin" OFFICIAL TRAILER from Sarah Gerber on Vimeo.


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Bright and Juicy. Somewhat light in body. Clean apple, tamarind, apricot. Sweet maple/honey/caramel. Fudge-y Chocolate. Hint of ginger.

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Elevation about 4500 feet
Farm La Vertiente, Santa Elena Family owned farm
Origin South America
Farmer Andrés López, Maria López and 4 children
City Santa Elena, La Paz
Region -
Farm Size 4 Acres
Coffee growing area -
Processing system Fully washed, dried on tables in solar dryers
Variety Bourbon, Catuai
Practices Harvest November through March
Climate Temperate, tropical mountains.
Soil Type Clay minerals

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