PRODUCER: Café Orgánico Marcala Sociedad Anónima (COMSA)
PROCESS: Fully washed
REGION: Multiple regions
VARIETY: Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas
ALTITUDE: 1300 - 1500 MASL
Tasting Notes: Sweet raisin and date, toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate body.
About The Coffee
Café Orgánico Marcala Sociedad Anónima (COMSA) was founded in Marcala, a rural community in central Honduras. Since their humble beginnings in 2001 with 69 members, they have grown into a thought leader for Central American cooperatives and organic coffee production. In addition to serving their now 1,200+ members, COMSA’s multiple projects teach organic farming practices, produce affordable organic inputs and positively impact their communities through social projects.
COMSA is focused on sustainable, organic agriculture. Their training structure both disseminates knowledge and puts a focus on experimentation and innovation, building a cooperative membership that strongly believes in and practices sustainable agriculture.
Many member farmers create experimental plots for trialling new techniques and tailoring organic inputs to their specific needs. COMSA also supports members in building processing infrastructure to make value addition through quality processing more accessible to their members.
Coffee in Honduras
Honduras is a small yet mighty coffee producer. The country boasts the largest per capita coffee production in the world. Beginning in 2017, Honduras began placing in third place for Arabica production volume globally.
Honduras has everything it needs to become a premier speciality coffee producer. The country has the right growing conditions, abundant fertile soils and soaring altitudes (nearly all farms are at more than 1,000 meters above sea level), plus a variety of microclimates.