La Guadalupe - Microlot
Located in Ocotepeque, Honduras, Cocafelol is a cooperative with over 300 members. They place great important on coffee quality, as well as help leaders compete in the globalized market, in turn working towards achieving self-sustainability of participating farmers and families. This cooperative is strict with their organic techniques and takes into consideration climate variability and effects on the environment.
Over 40 years ago, Selin Recinos Sr. and Petrona Perez started Finca La Guadalupe as a small plot of land, hoping it would help their family prosper. Now, four families, including Selin Recinos Jr., continue to run and expand the farm.
Selin Jr.’s love for coffee and agriculture matches his commitment to growing high quality coffee in a sustainable manner, minimizing water use, protecting the wildlife on his farms, and planting new trees. In 2003, Selin Jr. participated in the first coffee competition, a precursor to Cup of Excellence, and won 4th place. Since then, he has participated in many competitions and his coffees are always highly regarded.
After his father’s passing, Selin Jr. took over the farm. The family has replanted coffee to more efficiently produce coffee. This farm is certified organic and focuses on protecting the environment as well as bird diversity in the region.
We roast this coffee to a Medium Dark.
Cupping Notes: Fruit-forward lending to a peach cobbler flavour with a full body and smooth acidity.
Certification: Fair Trade Organic
Region: Copan Ruinas
Farm: La Guadalupe
Farmer: Selin Edgardo Recinos
Varietals: Pacas & Catuai
Elevation: 1400 - 1620M
Recommended use: Drip, Pour-over & Press