Flavor Notes: Berries, Chocolate, Amaretto
Producer: Maria Rosaura Romero, Herminio Romero
Location: Corquín, Copan, Honduras
Elevation: 1,350 MASL
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Honey, Washed
Finca Alto de Los Santos is a family-run farm located in Corquín, Copan, Honduras. This particular lot is owned by Maria Rosaura Romero and her son, Herminio, helps manage it. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,350 MASL and consists of a total of 45 hectares, 18 hectares of which are planted with coffee, including 5 in Catuaí, 5 in Caturra and 8 in IHCAFE90. This honey processed lot is made up of the Caturra and Catuai varieties. In addition to coffee, Finca Alto de Los Santos has many shade, citrus and fruit trees, including guama, cedar, mahogany, evergreens, peaches and oranges. Not only does the variety of trees offer shade, but it also helps attract lots of various fauna. Doña Maria, along with her husband Don Herminio, have been producing coffee for many years and have done an incredible job of transmitting the passion and the spirit of coffee growing to their children.
In addition to growing coffee, Herminio is also one of the general managers at the CAFESCOR Cooperative and has been instrumental in pushing forward the production of their specialty lots over the years. As such, it was Herminio that had recommended to his mother Maria that she consider processing part of her harvest as a honey processed lot.