Coffee atlas: Honduras

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Population: 8.89 million

Area: 112 thousand square km

The largest producer of coffee in Central America and one of our favourite coffee producing nations, capable of producing fruit driven coffees with a great, vibrant acidity.

High levels of rainfall are one of the big challenges to producers in Honduras as it greatly hinders the farmers and producers ability to effectively dry their coffee. Established in 1970, the national coffee institute (Instituto Hondureño del Cafe) works closely with producers across all 6 established growing regions and helps develop more disease resistant varieties. Honduras is a country that struggles greatly with the leaf rust fungus.

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Coffee regions in Honduras

Copán

Western Honduras on the border with Guatemala. Shares very similar growing conditions to coffees from Guatemala. The northern tract of the Santa Barbara region is within Copán

Common varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Typical altitude: 1000–1500 m above sea level


Opalaca

Southern part of Santa Barbara falls within this region. The area is named after the Opalaca mountain range

Common varietals: Bourbon, Catuai, Typica

Typical altitude: 1100–1500 m above sea level


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