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Honduras Aruco Coffee

Honduras Aruco Coffee

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  • Aeropress
  • Cafetiere
  • Espresso
  • Filter
  • Turkish


Flavour Notes

Orange - Lemon - Peach

A buttery and juicy mouthfeel


At the end of 2016, our supplier launched a project in the Copan region of Honduras, in collaboration with a small co-op – Aruco – where they supplied training, technical support and expertise. The project was focused on producing high quality microlots at a centralised mill, giving small producers access to specialty markets and quality price premiums. 25 small producers, with farms ranging in size between 1 and 5 hectares, were supported in the production of coffee microlots. 

Key areas of improvement were in cherry selection and picking, processing and drying. Through the development of a microlot picking team shared by the 25 producers, theywere able to increase the percentage of ripe cherries picked from 55% to 85%. Cherries were then delivered to a centralised mill, where we could control quality, processing and drying. A grading system was established at the mill, so lots could be rated and producers paid a different price for the quality of cherry selection. A cleaning team would then pass over the cherries, refining the selection to increase the final ripe cherry proportion to over 95% for all microlots.

Our supplier provided training for the technical staff at the mill on a range of processing methods, and taught them how to use the solar driers to control drying time and temperature in order to maintain quality and longevity. We created a set of documents to record data which can then be reviewed in relation to cup scores and longevity over a number of years, in order to better understand the effect of different variables on quality over time.

Process: Washed, sun dried 

Location: Las Cascada, Gualme, Corquín Copán
Variety: Caturra 
Altitude: 11450 masl


Flavour Profiles Caramel, Chocolate, Plum & Berries


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Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-1kg £3.00

1kg and above £3.50

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Delivery - Europe

Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-500g £7.00

501g - 1kg £9.50

1kg - 1.5kg £14.00

Delivery - USA & Canada

American and Canadian orders will be restricted to a maximum weight of 1.5kg.

Delivery is charged by weight (product + packaging) at:

0-500g £9.50

501g - 1kg £16.00

1kg - 1.5kg £23.00

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