Finca Altos de Erapuca is a relatively young farm, established in 2008 by Carlos Refrain Paz Sevilla on land previously used for farming cattle. At over 1300m above sea level on the fertile slopes of Honduras’ second highest mountain, Erapuca, Carlos recognised the potential for growing coffee in the land and so began the process of setting up his organic coffee farm. All of the coffee is grown completely free of chemicals and in accordance with Rainforest Alliance rules to help protect the land and its beautiful rainforest location for the future.
Honduras is slowly rising in the coffee world. Despite being central America’s largest coffee producer, it is often overlooked with neighbouring Guatemala and El Salvador getting more attention from coffee lovers, but as more farmers dedicate themselves to growing speciality grade coffee, its reputation is rising, with a record breaking $124.50 per lb lot being sold at auction recently. This is because the Honduran government has been giving small-holders grants to produce speciality grade coffee with the aim of getting more to Cup of Excellence entry standard.
This is a lively tasting coffee with a sharp acidity, very sweet and lemony with hints of caramel and orange.