Elevation: 1600-1675 masl
Varietal: Lempira, Ihcafe 90
Notes: Jasmine, Grapefruit
Roast Level: Light-Medium
This Honduran coffee is produced by the farm, Finca el Cachimbon, owned by Porfilio Lopez. Located in the Lempira area of Western Honduras, the farm sits between 1,600 and 1,675 meters above sea level, with an average temperature of 71 degrees and grows lempira and Ihcafe 90. Both varieties were developed in Honduras with the aim of fighting diseases like rust and coffee berry borer, and are based originally on catimor, but were selected for their quality while still being very hardy.
Sr. Lopez, better know locally by Lito, is a gregarious person and is a local leader in the town. He's also a strong advocate for LIFT, which is a five-year sustainability program designed to increase crop yield and coffee quality at the producer level. Mr. Lopez spends lots of time making sure the coffee that is harvested is picked at the right time, and at peak picking seasons, he employs over 50 pickers to get the job done.
This coffee is fruity and sweet cup with a lingering finish that reminds us of Jasmine and Grapefruit.