🇭🇳 Honduras

The Slow Food Community “Las Capucas Sustainable Coffee Village”, was created in 2021, and their aim is to: 

Improve access to new markets to ensure the commercialization of good quality coffee and generate economic income for the families of coffee producers committed to the environment and productive sustainability.

  • Train producers in Slow Food standard requirements.
  • Generate all the information required as a normative requirement of the Slow Food Coffee Coalition.
  • Agro-ecological management of farms for organic production
  • Implementing a traceability system for the coffee chain
  • Secure storage of coffee from farms from the SFCC
  • Implement chain of custody from the farm, mills and exporter of the product with the Slow Food logo.

The creation of the community was promoted by Umami Area Honduras S.A. de C.V.,a local profit company with an international shareholder party with the aim to run a sustainable coffee plantation management in terms of environmental, quality, organic, social, financial, diversification, agroforest point of view.

The shareholders are representing the entire value chain of every step of the production process from seedling, growing, harvesting, shipping to roasters and buyers including ultimately the baristas.

Umami Area Honduras project was born thanks to the cooperation
between 25 partners, willing to prove that high-quality coffee production can be sustainable from an entrepreneurial, financial, social, environmental and local community point of view. Umami Area Honduras has purchased an existing coffee plantation nearby the Celaque Nation al Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a total of 45 hectares bounded by two rivers rio Colorado and rio Aruco.

Coffee variety: Arabica

Farming system: The coffee is grown in the shade in an agroforestry system, intercropped with platain and banana plants.

Processes: semi-washed, natural and honey.

Participatory Guarantee System initiative: In November 2021, the Slow Food Community “Las Capucas Sustainable Coffee Village” decided to start a PGS initiative and formed the Ethical Committee. The group signed the good, clean and fair guidelines and the PGS pledge. In the same period, the Gurantee group carried out the field visits to the producer of Finca Rio Colorado. The next round of visits with a larger group is expected for the end of 2022.

Terra Madre 2022 lot:

Rio Colorado

Quantity: 480 kg.

RegionSan Pedro de Copan, Copan

Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.

Harvesting period: November – February

Variety: 50% Red Catuaì, 30% Lempira, 10% Bourbon, 10% Parainema

Altitude: 1200-1300 mt

Process:  Manual picking, 25 pickers. Depulping process maximum after 8 hours from picking. Mechanical removal of the mucillage after depulping, 6 hours of light fermentation, natural drying on patio and green house with African beds and traditional clay patios.

Description: Medium and soft body . Moderate presence of typical citrus acidity with hints of pink grapefruit. Low bitterness with notes of cocoa and caramel. Aromas of cookie and brown sugar highlight the sweetness.

Roasted for Terra Madre by: b.farm; Gocce in Roastery.

Doña Elda

Quantity:  200kg.

RegionSan Pedro de Copan, Copan

Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.

Harvesting period: November – February

Variety: 100% Lempira.

Altitude: 1200-1300 mt

Process:  Selective manual harvesting, 4 pickers, drying after 6 hours after harvest, Natural drying in greenhouse on African beds.

Description: Red berries jam, a hint of tropical fruits and vinous notes, dark chocolate. Medium and dense body, medium acidity.

Roasted for Terra Madre by: b.farm; Gocce in Roastery.

Blockchain

This coffee took part in the first pilot of Blockchain applied to the Slow Food Coffee Coalition by Trusty. Click on the buttons below to see b.farm’sand Gocce in roastery’s blockchains.