Geography

Honduras green coffee beans

Until recently, almost all Honduran coffee production was focused on exchange trade, and the country was seen primarily as an exporter of cheap beans. Despite the appropriate growing conditions, fertile soils, sufficient altitude (large farms located at an altitude of more than 1000 m), and excellent microclimate, the lack of infrastructure for processing and quality control of coffee has led to a bad reputation among demanding buyers. In 1998, the situation worsened: Hurricane Mitch destroyed 80% of the country's agriculture, so farmers preferred to smuggle their coffee to Guatemala at a higher price despite the government's best efforts.

The state tax on coffee exports introduced in the late 1990s and early 2000s and the massive investment in training coffee farmers and coffee experts are paying off. Now Honduras occupies a worthy place in the line of coffee and coffee shops worldwide and presents unique lots of 90+ at the Cup of Excellence.

Today, more than 100,000 families across Honduras produce green coffee beans. 95% are small farmers, 70% are farming on an area of ​​fewer than 2 hectares (which is about 30% of the total production in the country).

Assortment of the coffee beans from Honduras

Beans produced:

2020 - 6.1 million bags (60 kg each)

World market share in kg (Arabica and Robusta):

3.6%

Coffee beans export revenue:

$1112 million

Harvest:

from November to March

Copan

Copan is located in western Honduras, on the border with Guatemala, and includes several subregions. It is situated 1000-1500 meters above sea level and has one of the broadest humidity and temperature ranges.

Here, you can find aromatic coffee with solid tropical fruits, chocolate, caramel, and citrus notes. The body of the drink is usually dense and creamy, and the aftertaste is long and balanced. At the last Cup of Excellence competition, Copan grain impressed the judges with its complexity, juicy and sweet taste, and fruity aromas: they noticed notes of candy, peach, mango, flowers, jasmine, apricot, lime, honey, black currant, orange, coffee, raspberries, white grapes, red grapes, and mint.

Honduras coffee beans
Opalaca

The region stretches east of Copan and is located at 1100-1600 meters above sea level. Honduras green coffee beans in this region usually have slightly high acidity and an intense aroma (tropical fruits, grapes, and berries).

Montecillo

The region is located on the southern border of Honduras and El Salvador. Farmers in Montecillo grow a unique coffee with sweet fruity aromas of orange and peach combined with solid acidity and have a soft body. Montecillo is the highest mountain region for coffee beans production in Honduras (average altitude 1200-1600 meters above sea level). Montecillo's coffee reflects the highest quality and taste of the drink on the world market.

Café Marcala - a local brand - was the first registered coffee brand in Honduras and Central America, guaranteeing a bright aroma and taste in your cup.

Growing of green coffee beans in Honduras
Comayagua

In a cup of Comayagua, one can expect a sweet citrus flavor combined with a bright level of lactic acidity, which gives it a creamy consistency.

Agalta

The region is located deep in the mainland: in a more tropical climate at 1100-1400 meters above sea level. Agalta green coffee beans from Honduras offer a diverse collection of tropical fruit flavors with caramel and chocolate flavors, making it the perfect bean for a classic espresso.

Honduran coffee boasts the high quality of manos hondureñas, which allows the country to be a leader in the industry through the work of hundreds of thousands of Honduran farmers who grow coffee and work hard every day to produce the highest quality coffee.

Honduras green coffee beans farm
El Paraiso

One of the regions with the lowest coffee production, reaching a height of only 1100-1400 meters, El Paraiso is located on the border with Nicaragua. The profile of this region reflects lemon aromas with a sweet fruity smell, soft body, acidity, and persistent aftertaste.

Trees of coffee beans in Honduras
Code Farm Process Descriptions Score Price Variety Crop Status Bag Qty Bag Weight (kg)
HONDURAS
02-2022-10 Aruco Washed Dried fruits, figs, caramel 83.5 9.58 EUR Caturra, Catuai 1200 Available in Antwerp 69 89
02-2022-11 Aruco Washed Dried apricots, red apple, red currant, white grapes, vanilla 83.75 10.18 EUR Caturra, Catuai 1300 Available in Antwerp 69 63
02-2022-12 Aruco Washed Ripe yellow and orange fruits, citrus fruits, red berries and milk chocolate 83.25 10.18 EUR Caturra, Catuai 1200 Available in Antwerp 69 36
02-2022-13 Sol Naciente Natural Dark plum, peach, yellow apple 87.25 13.12 EUR IH Cafe 90, Parainema 1230 Available in Antwerp 34.5 14
02-2022-14 Don Joaquin Natural Lychee, pear, honey, almond 86.5 12.85 EUR Parainema 1200 Available in Antwerp 34.5 16
02-2022-15 El Triunfo Natural Papaya, nectarine, plum. 86 12.4 EUR Catuai 1200 Available in Antwerp 34.5 12
02-2022-20 Don Joaquín Natural Notes of sweet red berries, nectarine, apricot, hazelnut & caramel. 86.25 11.96 EUR Lempira 1200 Available in Antwerp 34.5 6
02-2022-22 Finca Ana Natural Cherries, plums, gooseberries, grapes. 86.5 12.25 EUR Catuai 1200 Available in Antwerp 34.5 16
Fest Coffee Mission is a green coffee importer which can help to get the best Honduras green coffee beans wholesale directly from farms. More information about green coffee for roasting you can find on our website.

High quality Honduras green coffee beans for wholesale

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Additional goods
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Our range includes only Criollo and Trinitario - high-quality beans from Honduras. In January, we expect deliveries from El Salvador and Colombia.

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In the most remote region of Guatemala, this salt has been used for cooking for centuries. Black volcanic salt is rich in minerals and has a bright volcanic taste and egg flavor.

The price is $10 per kilogram.

Natural sugar is the evaporated sugar cane juice, not the centrifuges and esters used to make crystallized and refined modern sugar.

Panela is a unique and helpful alternative to sugar, which tastes like dried honey if it existed. The product can be ground or in briquettes or packed in special bags.

The price starts at $3 per kilogram (before tax).