Honduras Siguatepeque Joins Our Friend2Farmer Line of Direct Trade CoffeesAugust 17, 2017 (Published: July 7, 2017)
We’re proud to introduce Honduras Siguatepeque, the latest addition to our Friend2Farmer line of direct trade coffees. This fully washed and patio sun-dried coffee is a mixture of Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Pacas and Caturra varietals grown at altitudes of 4,700 to 5,200 feet under a natural shade canopy of indigenous trees. Lightly roasted, it displays citrus acidity with floral and honey tasting notes.
“We are proud to expand our efforts in Honduras through this coffee, which represents the work of over 40 growers who have committed to biodiversity, water and land conservation while achieving economic sustainability for families of coffee growing communities,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert.
Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge and Coffee Sourcing and Education Director Brandon Bir discovered this new coffee during their most recent trip to Siguatepeque. Located in the geographical center of Honduras in the department of Comayagua, this mountainous region is known for its ideal climate, flowering gardens and coffee.
Through our Friend2Farmer program, Crimson Cup makes regular visits to the region to consult with farmers, co-op managers and wet mill operators on ways ways to improve coffee quality and the quality of life for growers and their workers. The company also invests in community improvement projects.
“We have been building our relationship with the growers of Siguatepeque since our first visit in 2011,” Dave said. “In addition to regular visits by our team, we have led several student service learning trips to the area, where we have supported efforts including community hospital outreach programs and the building of a raised drying bed for processing coffee. Educational support has included lesson plans, new school computers and other school equipment.”
We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the growers of Siguatepeque, Honduras!