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About this coffee
NOTES : ORANGE CITRUS, APRICOTS, RED APPLE. COMPLEX SPARKLING ACIDITY, JUICY MELON SWEETNESS, CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL BODY
José Justino is a producer from El Carretón, a small community in the region of San Sebastián, Lempira. He is the firstborn of six children to grains farmers José Rufino López and Romelia Rivera. In 2007, while still working in the U.S., he bought his first 1.39 hectares to plant coffee in the Azacualpa community in the municipality of San Marcos de Caiquín, Lempira. His father and his brother-in-law took care of the farm, collected the harvest and sold it as wet parchment to intermediaries in Gracias, Lempira. Since then he bought more plots of land including 0.69ha in La Mision village, 0.69ha in San Antonio. In 2010 he purchased a further 10.48ha in Azacualpa and planted 3.5ha of coffee trees. In 2012, Jose returned from the USA to work on his farms full time. Using the profits from the farm he built a house where he currently lives.
Honduras currently ranks sixth globally in coffee exports measured by volume. The coffee production in Honduras has played a major role in the country’s history and is a vital source for the Honduran economy and in 2011, the country became Central America‘s top producer of coffee. Honduras coffee is sitting approximately 4% in the world coffee market and amongst coffee, other major agrictultural exports is Bananas & pineapples.