Honduras CAUFUL Co-op Coffee - Organic
A balanced coffee with a smooth body and fruity acidity. Clean and sweet aromas with notes of caramel, almond, toffee, apple and apricot.
An organic coffee from the GEA producers within the CAUFUL Cooperative (Cooperativea Agrícola Uníon y Fuerza) located in seven regions of Honduras in Central America. This coffee is produced entirely by women farmers.
Flavour notes: Caramel, almond, toffee, apple and apricot
Farm: GEA Producers CAUFUL Co-op
Locations: Lempira, Ocotepeque, Intibuca, Copan, La Paz, El Paraiso, Comayagua
Arabica Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, IH90, Lempira
Altitude: 1100 - 1650 masl
Harvest: January - April
Process: Fully Washed, Sun/Patio dried
In 1975, a group of 228 coffee producers and their families, including 30 women producers, joined forces to form a coffee collective called Cooperativea Agrícola Uníon y Fuerza (CAUFUL). After gaining official recognition as a cooperative in 2002, they took the uncommon step of collectively purchasing a 40-manzana farm (roughly 70 acres) and managing it together.
CAUFUL currently consists of 146 active members who practice organic farming on individual plots of approximately 1.5 manzanas (approximately 2.5 acres) each. The group shares two de-pulpers and uses a combination of sun-drying and mechanical drying in a nearby town, with assistance from Becamo, in Honduras, in optimizing their sun-drying processes for enhanced flavor preservation.
CAUFUL is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of their coffee and recently underwent an extensive rejuvenation of the shared farm, involving extensive pruning and stumping to ensure productivity and cup quality in the long run. Despite being part of an aging community, the town has two schools, and efforts are being made to inspire younger generations to carry on the tradition of coffee production.
About GEA Producers:
Gea (pronounced hay-uh) the goddess of the Earth in Greek mythology, serves as the inspiration for this regional blend created by Becamo, an exporter for Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG). Named to honour the determined spirit of women, this coffee is meticulously crafted from the crop produced by over 400 women.
These women producers, driven by various motivations such as the loss of a partner or migration, or simply a deep love for coffee, seize every opportunity that the coffee industry offers. They start their day before dawn, taking care of children, elders, and household chores, before venturing into the fields. Alongside their own pursuit, women support and uplift each other, assisting during harvest, providing guidance, and paying attention to meticulous details in the drying and milling process.
Women have demonstrated their exceptional ability to transform barren land into thriving coffee farms. By strategically planting timber and fruit trees alongside coffee crops, they enhance shade and soil moisture, fostering microclimates that contribute to the complexity and quality of the final cup. This coffee stands as a tribute to their remarkable efforts and achievements.
Many of the Gea producers are part of the CAUFUL cooperative and were part of
Becamo’s Recuperando mi Cafetal (RMC) program, which has since expanded and
become NKG Bloom.
RMC was founded in 2015 with the goal of helping coffee families recover from the rust epidemic. Initially, it connected producers with agronomists who shared best practices on plant nutrition, pest control, tissue management, and bio-fertilizer preparation. Now, through NKG Bloom, these services have been expanded to include financing options, market information, additional agronomy and business trainings, and other valuable benefits.
Why buy from us? Our award-winning, ethically sourced coffee is freshly hand roasted to order every week. Our aim is to retain the main characteristics of single origin Arabica beans and to enhance them with delicate roasting. All of our medium roast single origin Arabica coffee is suitable for espresso too. Just choose Fine Grind or Whole Bean depending on your coffee machine. Coffee is life!