Honduras Finca La Reina
Single Farm Micro-lot, Woman Owned & Grown, Fair Trade
Very selective picking, long fermentation, and slow and careful honey process have resulted in a complex, sweet and textured cup with bright acidity that is sure to please just about anyone.
Roast Level: Light
Tasting Notes: Hibiscus Syrup, Mango, Citrus
Grower: Fátima Mercedes Maradiaga
Region: Las Flores, Marcala, La Paz
Elevation: 1520 meters
Artisan roasted in Torrey, Utah
About the grower: Fatima’s Mercedes Maradiaga's dream of owning her own plot of land to grow coffee became a reality in 2007 and she named her farm “La Reina”, which translates to “The Queen”, which is what her husband always calls her.
In Fatima's words: "I am Fátima Mercedes Maradiaga and I am a teacher by trade. Education is a profession that I combine with my other great passion, coffee. Since I was a little girl, I aspired to own my own farm, having come from a family of coffee producers. My greatest source of inspiration was my mother, who took great pleasure from the work conducted on the farm, from planting to harvesting and processing. In 2007 I started working on my own farm along with my husband. Together we have been learning how to develop best practices in all aspects of farming and processing. From our cooperative, COMSA, I have learned about the different biotechnologies, and how to develop micro-organism and nutrient-rich soil. I have also learned how to oversee processing in order to maximize the quality potential of my coffee. The lesson I've learned is that in order to obtain quality, we must fill ourselves with patience, and above all, enjoy all the activities involved, all while maintaining a vision that the farm is the family's patrimony, and we must care for it for the good of our children and grandchildren."
Available in 12oz Biotre bag