Honduras Marel Peña El Tontolo Merlin SHG EP GP ORG

COUNTRY: Honduras

PRODUCER: Marel Peña

FARM: El Tontolo

REGION: West Copan, Ocotepeque

VARIETALS: Catuai, Pacas

ALTITUDE: 1600 masl

PROCESS: Washed

SCREEN SIZE: 14+

MICROLOT SIZE: 40 bags

GRAIN PRO: Yes

CERTIFICATION: Organic

CUPPING NOTES: Sweet milk chocolate, biscuit, subtle fruit, cinnamon

REGIONAL + PRODUCER INFORMATION

Located in Ocotepeque, Honduras, Cocafelol is a cooperative with over 300 members. They place great importance 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.

Marel inherited this land and the farm from his ancestors. It was baptized with the name El Tontolo, representing the trees that grew around the farm alongside sugarcane and other crops. Marel’s parents made a decision to plant coffee on the land and have been producing great coffee ever since. Despite the environmental difficulties with production and their share of good and bad years, the Pena family continue to grow coffee with perseverance and dedication.