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blueberry, strawberry

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This light roasted Honduran coffee from COMSA Cooperative has a mild, berry-like acidity and a syrupy body. It features pronounced dried fruit notes in the aroma followed by prominent flavors of blueberry, strawberry, and malt. Certified Organic & Fair Trade Coffee.

Lot#

HOH201 – Honduran Coffee Beans

Flavor

blueberry, strawberry, malt

Brightness

low

Body

creamy

Region

Marcala

Elevation

1,200-1,800 meters

Variety

Lempira, Ihcafe 90, Catuai, Parainema

Producer

COMSA Cooperative

Honduran Coffee: COMSA Cooperative Specialty Coffee

Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA) was founded with a vision of creating new and alternative development opportunities for small-scale coffee farmers with a focus in the region of Marcala, Honduras. The coffee cooperative originally brought together 69 small-scale farmers who were of Lenca origin. These coffee producers were interested in selling their Honduran coffee beans collectively under the umbrella of a rural credit union.

At that time, the predominant production system in the region used conventional (chemical) practices and sold to the local coyotes. Often the coffee was sold at prices that did not even cover the farmers’ production costs. One of the primary founding objectives of COMSA was to seek-out and promote new ways of thinking as they relate to production, moving from conventional to organic production, and in coffee markets. These changes have shifted their sales from commercial to specialty coffee buyers.

Today, the COMSA Cooperative sells Honduran coffee beans that are produced by over 1200 farming members. Their lead farmers continue to demonstrate effective, regenerative organic practices. Ultimately, they are both improving productivity and protecting their coffee plants from common diseases.

Thanks to our friends at Cooperative Coffees for helping us share the story of our friends at COMSA.

Lot#

HOH201 – Honduran Coffee Beans

Flavor

blueberry, strawberry, malt

Brightness

low

Body

creamy

Region

Marcala

Elevation

1,200-1,800 meters

Variety

Lempira, Ihcafe 90, Catuai, Parainema

Producer

COMSA Cooperative

Honduran Coffee: COMSA Cooperative Specialty Coffee

Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA) was founded with a vision of creating new and alternative development opportunities for small-scale coffee farmers with a focus in the region of Marcala, Honduras. The coffee cooperative originally brought together 69 small-scale farmers who were of Lenca origin. These coffee producers were interested in selling their Honduran coffee beans collectively under the umbrella of a rural credit union.

At that time, the predominant production system in the region used conventional (chemical) practices and sold to the local coyotes. Often the coffee was sold at prices that did not even cover the farmers’ production costs. One of the primary founding objectives of COMSA was to seek-out and promote new ways of thinking as they relate to production, moving from conventional to organic production, and in coffee markets. These changes have shifted their sales from commercial to specialty coffee buyers.

Today, the COMSA Cooperative sells Honduran coffee beans that are produced by over 1200 farming members. Their lead farmers continue to demonstrate effective, regenerative organic practices. Ultimately, they are both improving productivity and protecting their coffee plants from common diseases.

Thanks to our friends at Cooperative Coffees for helping us share the story of our friends at COMSA.