Honduras Pelon- Specialty Coffee
Region: Intibucá region , Pelon Honduras
Altitude: 1600 masl
Producer Blanca Flor
Varieties: Paca, Caturra and Catuai varetals
a full balanced body delicate acidity notes of caramel and honey nectarine/stonefruit sweetness underpin this very versatile coffee
that can be enjoyed in a number of different roast profiles and brewing methods
about this farm community
Some 25km east of Yama is the village of Pelon. The coffee grown there is a
mix of Paca, Caturra and Catuai varetals. The same emphasis on quality is
applied here as in its sister farm, although the micro-climate results in a coffee
with quite a distinct profile. Special attention is given to environmental
initiatives with under-grade coffee being recycled for use as a natural fertiliser
& a water-reduction program to minimise water use in wet-processing.
The farmers’ coalition provides training for the local population to develop
industry expertise in the fields of cupping & quality control.
Blanca Flor is shade-grown specialty coffee from the Intibucá region in the alpine mid-west of Honduras. The temperate climate and volcanic soil at altitudes ranging from 1,340m to 1,850m combine to produce near-perfect conditions for the cultivation of coffee. Blanca Flor represents a coalition of indigenous Lenca farmers whose holdings of varying sizes stretch from west to east, from Masaguara to San Juan. Its coffee is milled at a central cooperative beneficio.