Bella Vista


Salted caramel sauce, Granny smith, Verbena



Bella Vista

This week we are visiting another farm in Honduras!

Honey processed Catuai from Alex Ramon Ponce Rodríguez.

Carefully handpicked cherries when ripe after de-pulped the same day; then, the parchment is put directly on raised beds for around 22 days to dry. The parchment with the mucilage is raked every 30 mins using wood sticks; during the drying, the cherries are sorted by hand to remove defective beans.

Alex learned about coffee from his father.

In 2013 Alex's uncle offered him to buy a property in Cabañas, La Paz, where his family originates. After some thinking, he bought it with his saved money from his job at a clothing factory where he worked for 9 years. A year later, he planted coffee trees and started his own farm!

  • Region: Bella Vista, Alex Ramon Ponce Rodríguez
  • Producer: La Paz, Cabañas, Planes
  • Variety: Catuai
  • Process: Honey
  • Altitude: 1750 masl    
  • Harvest date: March 2022
  • Roast Date: April 2023