Region: Copán, Corquín
Producer: Coop Cafescor (Over 130 members)
Certification: Direct Trade, Fair Trade, Organic, RFA, UTZ
Cupping Notes: Citrus Acidity, Milk Chocolate, Stonefruit, Sweet
Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City+
Good For: auto-drip, full immersion, espresso, cold brew.
Description: Cafescor (Cafes Especiales Corquin) is a cooperative founded in 2012 as an initiative of small coffee producers in the town of Corquin, Copan. There are approximately 131 growers who are active members in the coop. Joined together, the cooperative has achieved Fair Trade, USDA Organic, UTZ, and Rainforest Alliance certifications. Beneficio Cafescor is the wet mill that processes specialty organic and conventional coffees in the Northwest Region of Copan.
The cooperative currently has around 400 hectares of cultivated coffee and grows varieties such as Caturra, Catuai (red and yellow), Bourbon, Ihcafe 90, Lempira and Parainema at elevations ranging from 1200 to 1700 meters above sea level.
Copan is a region rich in Honduran cultural history, containing the city of Copan, which is a famous archaeological site for the Mayan Civilization. Every year, Cafescor sponsors the celebration of the Honduran Children's Day with approximately 400 children benefiting from this event, allowing them to highlight their different educational centers. In 2017, Cafescor donated 250 ecological water filters for their members, educational centers, and health centers of the community.