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Fair Trade Organic (FTO) Coffee
This Fair Trade Organic certified, washed coffee from Honduras is one of our most popular single-sourced coffee from Central America.
COCASAM, or the Cooperativa Cafetalera Sanmarquena, was founded in 1988 by 16 small coffee producers and recognized legally in October 1990 by the National Honduran Institute of Cooperatives. The farms are on the Botija ridge, a mountainous area in the Municipality of San Marcos de Colón. This was the first place in the country to produce coffee and is at an altitude between 1,300 and 1,700 meters. COCASAM prides itself on its farmers’ traditional practices, using production methods first introduced by French and German immigrants in the 1800s. The cooperative works to produce primarily high-quality coffee while protecting the environment and improving the livelihoods of farmer families and the community. This Fair Trade and Organic coffee is 100% shade-grown and 100% sun-dried.
Tasting Profile: Caramel, spice, brown sugar , chocolate, toffee, yellow plum, nice acidity on the finish.
Grower: 1500 grower/members from Cafe Organics Marcala
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, & Typica
Region: Botija ridge, Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
Altitude: 1300-1700 M
Soil Type: Clay Minerals
Process: Fully washed and sun-dried.