Honduras Marcala Natural


Honduras Marcala Natural

strawberry - lemon - chocolate

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 REGION: Marcala, La Paz     FARM: Smallholder Farmers   FARMER:  Smallholder Farmers
VARIETAL:  Catuai | Bourbon | Caturra    ALTITUDE: 1200 - 1500 M
PROCESS: Natural     ROAST: Medium | Light


Honduras Marcala Natural is a blend of Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra, Lempira, IHCAFE 90. A lot of fresh fruit with strawberry, lemon and chocolate flavors, tangy, winey acidity and a smooth mouthfeel of pluot (plum and apricot hybrid). While Honduran coffees still tend to live up to their reputation as “mild” (nutty, sweet, heavy-bodied but without the oomph of acidity that characterizes a fantastic Guatemalan or the dynamic profile of a top Costa Rican), we do think there is a bright future for breakout producers who are interested in committing to quality and in achieving that micro-lot status.


At higher-elevation farms in Marcala, good conditions, varieties, and practices all intersect - which produce higher acidic coffees with good structure and sweetness.


Established in 1970 (and privatized in 2000), the country’s Instituto Hondureño del Cafe (IHCAFE) has sought to improve the infrastructure that would encourage the development of higher-quality markets, as well as provide hardier varieties and technological advancements, especially to the many smallholder growers. The organization is also very involved in organizing and marketing the country’s Cup of Excellences competitions, which have brought a noteworthy increase in attention and credit given to the finest lots the producers here have to offer.