Region: La Paz, Marcala
Growing Altitude: 1350 + m.a.s.l
Catuaí, Caturra, Pacas, Bourbon
Harvest Period: December – April
Milling Process: Washed
SHG (Strictly High Grown) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude around 1350 meters. Coffee grown at a higher altitude and lower temperature produces a slower maturing fruit and a denser bean; which creates a more desirable specialty cup; this classification is higher than HG.
EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.
The country of Honduras is a suitable location for coffee harvesting. The soil, climate, and conditions in Honduras are the same as neighboring countries. There is a range of coffee quality from Honduras; the country can produce a lower-cost Central American blender coffee, to high-grown specialty lots that rival more popular Central American coffees. This particular type is more complex than its HG counterpart; thus making it a specialty coffee.