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Learn more about Honduran Coffee

Learn more about Honduran Coffee

August 29 - 2021 Coffee Geography Magazine

The 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 grown.

Many 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.

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FARMERS 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.

 
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THE 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.

 

CAFÉ 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.

 

CAFÉ 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 rainforests.

 

Four 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.

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