Finca Zopilote Natural “Roger Figueroa” ML

Honduras

Honduras Finca Zopilote Natural “Roger Figueroa” ML LIFT Green Coffee Beans from Mercon Specialty

Finca Zopilote Natural “Roger Figueroa” ML

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Location
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Region

Guinope, El Paraíso

Farm / Cluster

Roger Figueroa

Altitude

1350 masl

Processing

Sun Dried Natural

Variety

Lempira

Flavor Notes

Very complex and interesting, honey, apple, grape, tropical fruit, very floral, sweet finish

The story behind Finca Zopilote Natural “Roger Figueroa” ML

El Zopilote is from the Guinope area of Central Honduras. Owned by Roger Orlando Padilla Figueroa, El Zopilote is a small farm of less than 1.5 hectares and produces 29 quintales of coffee annually. El Paraiso is a small municipality within the state of Guinope, with a population of 15,000 people primarily involved in the cultivation of coffee.

The farm sits 1,350 meters above sea level, with an average temperature of 75 degrees F, and grows only the lempira variety. Lempira is a variety developed in Honduras and is a cross between Caturra and Timor Hybrid 832/1. It was designed for warm regions with acidic soils and produces high yields, though it is susceptible to leaf rust and Ojo de Gallo. However, the farmers pay very close attention to the health of their plants and are proactively finding solutions to maintain quality and yield.

Roger Orlando Padilla grew potatoes until 2012 when a plague wiped out his harvest, and he switched to coffee. Because of the small farm size, he works primarily with his wife, Edis Zulema Fonseca, and other family members to manage the farm. They are incredibly remote. It takes two days to get to a town where he can sell his crop, and because of that, in his first season, he had no contact with exporters, selling his crop as cherry on the local market.

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Honduras Finca Zopilote Natural “Roger Figueroa” ML LIFT Green Coffee Beans from Mercon Specialty