Dates, dried fruit and honey sweetness with a medium and lingering silky body
Region: Santa Elana, La Paz, Honduras
Growing Altitude: 1,700 masl
Juan De La Cruz Vasquez has a 2-acre farm called El Naranjo in the community of Carrizal where he lives with his wife and 3 children. In prior years, Juan has sold his family's coffee in cherry to the local middleman. For the last 4 year he has been working with Catracha Coffee. During this time, he has improved his farm management practices using lime to control the pH of his soil, fertilizing with organic compost, and spraying organic fungicides to control levels of leaf rust. These actions have improved the health of his farm and the quality of his coffee production.
About Catracha Community: Catracha Community (a 501(1)(c)(3) nonprofit), which invests in income diversification opportunities without taking resources from a farmer’s bottom line. Catracha Community host weekly workshops for women and youth to learn craft making skills. Like the coffee, the focus is on quality. With the help of talented volunteers, the group has been able to make many beautiful things and sell them through our network of coffee friends. https://www.catrachacoffee.com/coffee