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Coffee of the Month
We get it, choosing coffee can be hard! So, let us do the work for you. We are bringing in a "surprise" offering each month to spice things up a bit.
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New Crop FTO Honduras Santa Lucia Family Reserve (Direct Trade)
We are thrilled to have a new batch of Direct Trade Honduras coffee from De La Finca Coffee!
FARM/LOT NAME: Santa Lucia Family Reserve
ORIGIN : Tres Piños, Comayagua, Honduras
PRODUCER : Raul Rodriguez
VARIETAL : Ih90, Red Catuai
PROCESS : Washed
ELEVATION : 1200-1650M
CERTIFICATIONS : Direct trade,
HARVEST : December-March
Family Reserve: clean, balanced, citrus, chocolate
Perfectly planted in Montaña de La Choca, a national mountain reserve, Finca Santa Lucia is surrounded by a cloud forest full of exotic wildlife. The well-defined seasons in this region contribute to the high quality of specialty coffees. The rainy season results in beautiful cherries, and the clear, dry season allows the producers to sun-dry their coffee once it is washed. The high altitude, richness of the clay, soil, and warmth of the sun ensure that the integrity and quality of the beans are preserved from beginning to end.
As a coffee producer, Raul Rodgriguez is always pushing for better quality coffee and better quality of life for his workers. In the highest altitudes of his land, you will see him farming new coffee varietals, Ovata and Pacamara. His new farm, Santa Lucia Reserve, is certified organic and a habitat for many birds, including his favorite—the Toucan.
This farm employs around 75 pickers during coffee harvest season and 15 permanent workers that live on the farm with their families. As a socially conscious coffee producer, Raul pays his workers the highest salaries in the region. This year, he will donate part of his profits from all of his direct sales to help rebuild the local school that is in dire need of a kitchen and electricity.
Relationship with De La Finca:
Raul Rodriguez is one of the patriarch of the De La Finca Family. He is the grandfather of De La Finca Coffee founder/owner, Nelson Amador.