more about Honduran Coffee
largest coffee producer in Central America and fifth globally, Hondruas’ coffee
is produced in the western region including the area near Copán Ruins where
many Arabica varieties such as bourbon, caturra, typica, catuai and pacas are
visitors mainly from the U.S visits the country to get a good knowledge of the
coffee produced in the country with the interest to taste and buy from small to
large quantity. This creates several
coffee tourism companies that specialize in briefing about the coffee farms.
FIRST COFFEE TOUR – Farmers First Coffee works directly with
coffee farmers from Honduras and Peru to source coffee, offering a 50% bonus on
top of the market price farmers receive which is as much as four times higher
than fair trade. The company also offers one-day and three-day coffee tours that
offer a close look at coffee from bean-to-cup from the perspective of small-scale Honduran farmers. Visitors will
be able to meet with a coffee farmer, enjoy coffee in his or her home, tour the
property, participate in a “quality test” (reminiscent of a wine tasting), and
learn about the full coffee process and how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
CAFÉ WELCHEZ TOUR – Located 30 minutes outside of Copán Ruins at Finca Santa
Isabel, visitors can learn about the harvesting and production of the popular
Café Welchez brand, some of the finest high elevation coffee in the country.
Tours can be booked here.
RURAL SEIS VALLES – Located just outside of Santa Rosa, Seis Valles offers a
look inside a family-owned finca where the focus is on creating a better cup of
coffee through cultivation and harvesting. Orlando Valles, the family
patriarch, is passionate about sharing his sustainable coffee production
process with visitors from around the world. Tours must be reserved in advance
via social media or +504 8753-2048.
SAN RAFAEL – Café San Rafael is a sustainable coffee farm and café in Copán
Ruins. At this fully organic operation, beans are handpicked by trained
professionals at optimal ripeness. San Rafael also uses a variety of shade
trees, which promote biodiversity, provide a bird habitat, and help conserve
major airports serve Honduras in San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Roatan, and the
capital city of Tegucigalpa, where a new modern airport is slated to open by
the end of 2021. Direct air service from the United States is available on
major carriers from New York City, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Atlanta,
Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans and Minneapolis.