In December of 2008 the Cooperative installed its very own cupping laboratory thanks to technical support from Peace Corps volunteer Rebecca Stygar and a grant from United States Department of Agricuture and the Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Honduras. The new laboratory has facilitated the Cooperative’s annual coffee competition, Te Van a Conocer Compa, and improved the Cooperative’s overall capacity to control product quality, by giving famers the knowledge to improve their coffee farming and processing based on cup results. The fully equipped laboratory enables testing of bean size, humidity and of course cupping of roasted coffee.
“Flor del Campo”
Grupo de Mujeres (women´s group) “Flor del Campo” is in charge of the roasting process. The group aims to increase the aggregate value of coffee, selling it at a small scale in the local markets. They are in charge of demonstrating the high quality of the coffee to both fellow Hondurans and people from other countries. This venture has taken them to Spain to participate in different coffee fairs.
We are processing sun dried coffee cherries, ¨naturals¨, as specialty coffee for making Espresso. As we get more information about taste, aroma, body, foam cream content etc., we will present our results to our customers and on this webpage.