Honduras, Montecillos-Marcala, Cabripel, Red Catuai
Region: Montecillos-Marcala, Cabripel
Variety: Red Catuai, Arabica
Installation height: 1600 m above sea level
Preparation method: washed
This coffee comes from the CABRIPEL cooperative of the same name in La Estanzuela, a small town in Honduras’ most famous growing region, Montecillos-Marcala. The cooperative counts 54 small farmers who produce the green coffee for this first-class specialty coffee.
The coffee is cultivated at 1,600 meters above sea level in mixed cultures, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and processed further in an energy and water-saving manner.
The CABRIPEL cooperative also successfully grows other products: In addition to coffee and the products from the shade-giving plants (bananas, plantains, oranges, mangoes and wooden trees such as “paterna” and “guamo”), the CABRIPEL cooperative also builds corn on 75 hectares of land, beans, peppers, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, radishes and tomatoes and the farmers keep individual dairy cows.
The cooperative promotes cohesion in the village and works for the common good. A bridge over the river of the same name “La Estanzuela” was recently completed, which makes it easier to open up individual municipalities and to transport the coffee. Now there is a project to improve the water supply and the irrigation of vegetables.