Honduras is an exception when it comes to Central American coffee production, as they are the only country increasing its volume, and at a rapid rate! In 2018, it overtook Ethiopia as the third largest Arabica producer in the world. Yet, Honduras is not nearly as well known or established in the speciality market. Producers here have long suffered the repercussions of global market trends, left rust and the limitations being a small scale farmer places on their profitability. The coffee here is delicious but sadly the industry is incredibly vulnerable. It’s estimated that 86% of the country's production is produced by small to medium sized farmers, who in many cases are selling their coffee for less than it costs to produce.
Produced by Apolonio Canales, this is Calendars first Honduran coffee of the season and possibly one of the sweetest coffees they’ve roasted this year! Apolonio is one of 60 producers that make up the Pozo Negro group in Intabuca and this coffee stood out for its incredible sweetness, balance and juicy apricot notes.