Honduras, Marcala, LaPaz COMSA
This is a soft and fresh coffee, balanced and versatile. It represents the typical flavors from this zone in a way that makes us happy. We recommend taking this coffee home and experimenting with your brews because you cannot go wrong. Our most preferred recipe using Honduras would be the espresso. Yes, even with a milky add-on.
About the farm
20 years ago, a group of farmers decided to combine their communal strength to produce high quality coffee. This included 69 members forming the COMSA co-operative, short for Café Organico Marcala S.A. Their goal was mutual: to invest in organic production, rather than conventional. Nowadays, the COMSA co-operative is continually innovating and experimenting with organic practices, always with the emphasis on preserving local plant life. The area of Marcala, which is located in the mountain range of Montecillos, at heights between 1200 – 1700 masl, has great potential for the production of specialty coffees. Several coffees from this region have won prises in the Cup of Excellence.
This Marcala coffee is produced under strict norms of organic production, particularly focused on the re-establishment of the ecological balance and recovering the soil. The transition from conventional to organic came with its challenges, such as drops in crop yields and a loss of many coop. members .
The farmers also promote biodiversity on their plantations. Part of these practices is the use of shade, especially from the Inga tree and other plants such as Citrus and Musa (banana) trees.