Honduras - Glenda Suyapa Hernandez

Granola, maple syrup, raisin, dried apple, heavy body
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609557-7
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About This Coffee

Glenda is a young coffee producer from the community of El Zanate, located in San Sebastián, Lempira. She grew up there and dropped out of school after finishing the fourth grade which led her to help her mother in all the house chores and sometimes her father in agricultural activities. Once older, she got married and her husband started to work growing coffee in rented lands. Years later, Glenda received from her father a plot of land as inheritance, where she planted coffee right away without a doubt. She bought the coffee plants from another producer of the area who made nurseries and today, those plants are the ones that make up her farm El Aguacate. In order to reduce contamination in the environment, Glenda has changed the way she manages her farm by reusing the pulp to produce organic fertilizer, treating the honey waters in a pond, planting fruit and timber trees, and cleaning the farm manually with machete to avoid the use of herbicides that damage the soils or contaminate water.

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 Catimor, Pacas
Region El Zanate, San Sebastian, Lempira
Farm Name El Aguacate
Growing Altitude 2000m
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. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region El Zanate, San Sebastian, Lempira
  • Farm Name El Aguacate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, Pacas
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 2000m
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • Soil Clay
  • On Sale Yes
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609557-7