Honduras Marel Peña El Tontolo Merlin SHG EP GP ORG
PRODUCER: Marel Peña
FARM: El Tontolo
REGION: West Copan, Ocotepeque
VARIETALS: Catuai, Pacas
ALTITUDE: 1600 masl
SCREEN SIZE: 14+
MICROLOT SIZE: 40 bags
GRAIN PRO: Yes
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.