Honduras - Jose Andino Hernandez Lopez

Chocolate, almond, red apple, toffee
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609556-1
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About This Coffee

José Andino is a coffee producer who from a very young age has been involved in all things related to the coffee and basic grains cultivation. At thirteen, he was completely dedicated to working next to his father, and after many years of hard work, he decided it was time to set out on his own and went to work with an intermediary from the region. Some time later he got some land and started to plant coffee with the varieties Red Paca, Lempira and Ihcafé 90. Around the same time he got married to to Rita Pérez; they now have eight children, four boys and four girls. Thanks to the profits coffee provided, he was able to build his house and hopes that he can eventually keep expanding his coffee cultivation. José Andino provides jobs for around 10 people in his community during harvest season and manages his farm with environmentally friendly practices. He has traded his coffee with Bon Cafe since 2015.

Country of Origin Honduras
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Pacas, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
Region San Jose del Pito, San Sebastian, Lempira
Farm Name El Manguito
Soil Clay

History of Coffee in Honduras

Prior to 1900, coffee was essentially a garden crop in Honduras, grown on small lots of land and traded within the country for internal consumption. Less than 10 percent of the coffee harvested was exported in 1894. By 1900, exports had more than doubled, but banana was still king. A decline in banana production over the decades coincided with a slow but steady growth in coffee production. Today, Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America, exporting more than 5 million bags last year, and is one of the largest exporters of specialty grade coffee. 

Growing Coffee in Honduras

Honduras is somewhat unique in that it experienced the most significant growth in export volume after the emergence of the specialty coffee industry, so new farmers and new mills begin with quality as their goal. Coffee is now pervasive in Honduras, grown in 210 of the 298 municipalities and throughout central and coastal highlands within six districts identified as Coffee Regions. Starting in the north and moving south, the regions are Copan, Opalaca, Montecillos, Comayagua, El Paraiso, and Agalta. More than 60 percent of Honduras coffee is grown above 12 hundred meters and as high as 16 hundred. Almost 90 percent of Honduras coffee is grown on small (less than 153 bags) and medium (between 153 and 766 bags) sized farms. Virtually all Honduras coffee (over 90 percent) is washed and sun dried. Plant varieties include Cautuai, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, and Pacas. 

  • Region San Jose del Pito, San Sebastian, Lempira
  • Farm Name El Manguito
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Pacas, IHCAFE 90, Lempira
  • Soil Clay
  • On Sale Yes
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  • Top Lot No
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • CTRM Contract Number P609556-1
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex