Honduras COMSA Natural
Altitude: 1220 to 1524 meters
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Caturra
Processing Method: Natural
Aroma: wild, zesty, black cherry
Taste: apple, strawberry, cedar
In 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together and formed formed COMSA, Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A. They had a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production. Their continued vision is to practice organic agriculture. They have expanded that vision to include education of their sons and daughters. Focusing on the next generation means being innovative and implementing new processes to be sustainable for years to come. COMSA vision includes “the practice of organic agriculture, the the formation of true human beings through the implementation of an innovative educational methodology and the promise of a future for the next generations’. They achieve this by continuing to be recognized for quality and by position themselves as a competitive and profitable.
“In this sense, the farm begins with the children. That is where the work with COMSA partners and the community is focused. Sons and daughters are the true allies for the future. For this reason, their brains must be fed with important information and with healthy practices such as sports, music, science, art, agriculture, love, respect, and self-esteem.”
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.