Honduras Marcala COMSA
Our small-batch, artisanal approach to roasting brings out our Honduras Marcala’s smooth, milk chocolate body with hints of lemon and fig.
Location: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras
Altitude: 4,250 - 5,575 Feet
Varietals: Boubon, Typica, Cataui, Caturra, Pacas
Drying: Solar and Mechanically dried
Harvest Period: December - April
Export Period: February - June
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
Located in Southwestern Honduras at elevations between 4,250 and 5,575 feet, Marcala has long been known as producing some of that Central American country’s finest coffees. It’s a reputation going back as far as the late 1800s when coffee cultivation began with the arrival of German immmigrants.
In 2000, 62 farmers joined together for the purpose of transforming their farms from conventional to organic production, forming COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA achieved their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to earn higher prices by marketing their coffee to international buyers. In 2006 COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status, helping fund community improvements in education and health care.