Honduras Finca El Cachimbon

Honduras Finca El Cachimbon

Regular price $15.00

Finca el
Cachimbon is in the Lempira area of Western Honduras. Owned by Porfilio Lopez, El Cachimbon
has 17 hectares, 15 of which are cultivated. San Andreas is a small municipality within the state of
Lempira, with a population of 15,000 people primarily involved in the cultivation of coffee. This farm is
currently in their first season of the LIFT program, which is a five year sustainability program designed to
increase crop yield and coffee quality at the producer level.
The farm sits between 1,600 and 1,675 meters above sea level, with an average temperature of 71
degrees and grows lempira and Ihcafe 90. Both varieties were developed in Honduras with the aim of
fighting diseases like rust and coffee berry borer, and are based originally on catimor , but were selected
for their quality while still being very hardy.
Sr. Lopez, who goes by
Lito , is a gregarious person, and when we visit, he brings his entire family with him
on the tour. He is a local leader and has been a strong advocate for LIFT in his community. When asked
what he sees as the main benefit of LIFT is, he replies, “I like that there are commitments that all the
members must fulfill, and access to technical assistance has had great impact in my farm.”
Mr. Lopez processes his own coffee after picking only red ripe cherries, and pays particular attention to
the washing, fermentation and drying of their coffees to create exceptional coffee. The coffees are
floated for quality and then sun dried. At the height of harvest Lito hires up to 50 pickers to keep up with
production. Because of his standing in the community he is able to hire the same people each year, which
aids in quality improvement.


Flavor notes of red berry and tropical fruit, with a sweet, lingering finish.