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Pacayal
La Paz, Honduras


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  • Natural
  • Typica

Natural

This natural lot comes from three farms in the upper region of the municipalities of Chinacla and Opatoro: La Florencia, El Limón and Agua Escondida run by producers Isaura Martínez, Fidencia Gonzales and Valeria Martínez, respectively. These producers have also taken measures to ensure more sustainable production practices, from reducing water usage to creating their own organic fertilizers and products to protect against roya.  

Like the honey lot, this natural lot from Pacayal is also characterized by sweet, ripe fruit. Where the honey is sharper and brighter, the natural is more rounded with a backbone of milk chocolate accented by dried fruits like raisin. The citrus character is more forward: think mandarin, tangerine and a hint of lime. This coffee would make an excellent addition to a blend for burst of sweetness and complexity to make a well-rounded crowd pleaser!

 

 

Location: Chinacla and Opatoro, La Paz, Honduras

Varieties: Typica

Process: Natural

Altitude: 1,400 - 1,700 masl

Certifications: Organic

Number of members: 134

Harvest Months: December - March

Shipping Months: January - May

Typica

This is a fantastic, special microlot of Pacayal's washed Typica. We love how super sweet and juicy this coffee can be when roasted gently. Lookout for notes of concord grape and dark cherry amidst big citrus-y flavors. A backbone of honey and nougat provide balance. Chocolate notes are extra pronounced when the roast is more developed.

 

 

Location: Marcala, La Paz, Honduras

Variety: Typica

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,350 - 1,700 masl

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic

Number of members: 134

Harvest Months: December - March

Shipping Months: January - May

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Quality does not suffer crisis

Pacayal Coffee was born out of the resilience of Honduran farmers who refused to give up on coffee production in the face of the roya outbreak of 2013. While their fellow farmers considered emigrating to the United States in search of a new life, Edgar and Karen Carillo realized they had great coffee and could start a business that would earn quality-driven farmers a better price through direct market access. In 2014, they founded Pacayal Coffee and since then they have grown to 134 members, 54 of whom are women. The motto of the organization is “quality does not suffer crisis,” speaking to the dedication of Pacayal Coffee to produce exceptional coffee and improve the livelihoods of farmers in the face of hardship.

Pacayal Coffee invests in several initiatives for producers, including best agricultural practices training to prevent roya, economic empowerment programs for women, sustainable production practices training, and quality research to develop award-winning coffees. In 2017, the farm Las Flores, owned by producer Natalia Pineda, produced a coffee that placed fourth in the Honduras Cup of Excellence.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

"Quality does not suffer crisis."

Pacayal Coffee was born out of the resilience of Honduran farmers who refused to give up on coffee production in the face of the roya outbreak of 2013. While their fellow farmers considered emigrating to the United States in search of a new life, Edgar and Karen Carillo realized they had great coffee and could start a business that would earn quality-driven farmers a better price through direct market access. In 2014, they founded Pacayal Coffee and since then they have grown to 134 members, 54 of whom are women. The motto of the organization is “quality does not suffer crisis,” speaking to the dedication of Pacayal Coffee to produce exceptional coffee and improve the livelihoods of farmers in the face of hardship.


Our premier producer partner in Honduras.

We met Edgar during his time working for Caruchil, another cooperative in La Paz. When Edgar began forming Pacayal, we were quick to get samples and have been working closely together since 2017. Pacayal's coffees are some of our most anticipated coffees each year, and for good reason: from bright and clean washed coffees, to beautiful honey and natural microlots, Pacayal offers a diverse range of high-quality coffees at an exceptional value.


Award-winning coffees.

Pacayal Coffee invests in several initiatives for producers, including best agricultural practices training to prevent roya, economic empowerment programs for women, sustainable production practices training, and quality research to develop award-winning coffees. In 2017, the farm Las Flores, owned by producer Natalia Pineda, produced a coffee that placed fourth in the Honduras Cup of Excellence.


Our premier producer partner in Honduras.

We met Edgar during his time working for Caruchil, another cooperative in La Paz. When Edgar began forming Pacayal, we were quick to get samples and have been working closely together since 2017. Pacayal's coffees are some of our most anticipated coffees each year, and for good reason: from bright and clean washed coffees, to beautiful honey and natural microlots, Pacayal offers a diverse range of high-quality coffees at an exceptional value.


Award-winning coffees.

Pacayal Coffee invests in several initiatives for producers, including best agricultural practices training to prevent roya, economic empowerment programs for women, sustainable production practices training, and quality research to develop award-winning coffees. In 2017, the farm Las Flores, owned by producer Natalia Pineda, produced a coffee that placed fourth in the Honduras Cup of Excellence.


Our premier producer partner in Honduras.

We met Edgar during his time working for Caruchil, another cooperative in La Paz. When Edgar began forming Pacayal, we were quick to get samples and have been working closely together since 2017. Pacayal's coffees are some of our most anticipated coffees each year, and for good reason: from bright and clean washed coffees, to beautiful honey and natural microlots, Pacayal offers a diverse range of high-quality coffees at an exceptional value.


Award-winning coffees.

Pacayal Coffee invests in several initiatives for producers, including best agricultural practices training to prevent roya, economic empowerment programs for women, sustainable production practices training, and quality research to develop award-winning coffees. In 2017, the farm Las Flores, owned by producer Natalia Pineda, produced a coffee that placed fourth in the Honduras Cup of Excellence.


La Paz, Honduras

La Paz, Honduras

Pacayal is located in La Paz in southwestern Honduras in a region renowned for its coffeee production. La Paz is lies in the Comayagua River valley on the eastern flanks of the mountainous Cordillera de Montecillos.


Some of our most anticipated coffees every year.

From the start, Pacayal's consistency and quality have been excellent and have only continued to improve. What began as a small project has rapidly grown and we're buying more and more coffee from Pacayal year after year. It's no wonder that Pacayal's coffees have quickly become favorites of ours at Sustainable Harvest and of our roasting partners; there just seems to be something for everyone!


Some of our most anticipated coffees every year.

From the start, Pacayal's consistency and quality have been excellent and have only continued to improve. What began as a small project has rapidly grown and we're buying more and more coffee from Pacayal year after year. It's no wonder that Pacayal's coffees have quickly become favorites of ours at Sustainable Harvest and of our roasting partners; there just seems to be something for everyone!