com1 com2This month we’re featuring our new coffee from Honduras – Cafe Organico Marcala S.A. (COMSA).  You’ve likely been seeing it in the cafe or getting it in the CSC.

COMSA was founded in 2001, with the intent of developing new and alternative development opportunities for small-scale farmers in the region.  COMSA has come a long way over the last decade – transitioning from conventional to organic practices, and growing from the initial 69 farmers to now having over 600 members.  Since this transition can often cause enormous drops in yield, the farmers worked together to provide support and resources, helping farmers develop integrated organic farms – promoting soil and water conservation and preserving local plants and wildlife. In order to assure best quality control, COMSA now manages their own wet and dry processing plants. They are also certified organic with Biolatina and export under FLO and SPP.

Check out COMSA’s website for more info.

(Photos courtesy of COMSA)

Fast Facts:
Altitude: 1200-1600 meters above sea level
Varietals: Arabica – Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas
Quality profile: Citric acidity, medium body, honey, mango, and bitter chocolate flavors
Region: Marcala, Honduras

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