Tasting Notes: Clean smokiness, dark chocolate, burnt sugar
Roast level: Dark
Honduras COPROCAEL Organic comes from the Cooperativa de Productores de Café La Encarnacion Limitada in the Copan region of Honduras. The temperate and tropical climates of Honduras create famously sweet and robust coffee. Further, the cool weather in Copan encourages a delicate acidity in the cherries that's evident in COPROCAEL coffees.
COPROCAEL, established in 2000, is comprised of 261 local producers and supports members with a wide range of services, such as training and centralized milling. Annual trainings address economic, environmental and sustainability in coffee. Topics include farm, soil, water source and input management. It also discusses how to best work with local flora and fauna on the farms.
Youth-focused trainings address soil management, coffee plantation management, shade farming and coffee-cupping education. The Cooperative’s staff also offers training in administrative practices, documentation management and farm certification. Specifically, they assist producer members with Organic, UTZ and Coffee Practice certifications.
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