Honduras Santos Nolberto Lopez
Honduras Santos Nolberto Lopez
Honduras Santos Nolberto Lopez
Honduras Santos Nolberto Lopez
Shaded Bloom Coffee Co.

Honduras Santos Nolberto Lopez

Regular price $18.00 $0.00 Unit price per
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This is one of the two coffees that we brought in with given the amazing opportunity to work with Sean Warner at Honduras Coffee Alliance. H.C.A. is a social enterprise that works with coffee producers and their cooperatives to source, market, sell and export quality coffee directly to buyers Allowing and ensuring a fair and sustainable income for the producer and a competitive price and unique coffee for the buyer.

PRODUCER:  Santos Nolberto Lopez
ORIGIN: Los Laureles, Opatoro, La Paz
VARIETAL: IHCAFE 90, BORBON
ELEVATION: 1660-1760 m
CERTIFICATIONS: Direct Trade
PROCESS: Washed
NOTES: Lemon Bar, Caramelized Butter, Smooth Body

About the Producer: Nolberto learned everything about coffee farming while working with his uncles from 1978 to 1987. The following year, he ventured on his own when he purchased his first two hectares of land from his grandfather Julian.

In 2004, he set out to expand his farm. At that time, less than half a hectare of land was cultivated with coffee. Recognizing the excellence of the Opatoro region for coffee, he gradually bought more land, now owning a little over 31 hectares of land divided between Las Antenas Farm and Las Tres Piedras Farm.

His dream was always to become an excellent coffee grower like his family in the Opatoro region. However, he has faced many financial limitations, which led him to seek loans which allowed him to increase his cultivated land.

In the 1970s through the 1990s, the Opatoro region was a strong coffee-producing area led by his distant family. Whey they left the area, the farms were left abandoned. But from 2002 onwards, new producers in the area began to revive coffee cultivation, including Nolberto, who acquired abandoned coffee lots to restart this crop.

One thing that sets Nolberto apart is his passion for coffee and the benefits it brings to his community - especially the support he provides to the Opatoro region by creating numerous direct and indirect job opportunities. He predominantly hires female labor for picking. The cherry is then taken to processing facilities where he has developed a meticulous process to achieve specific attributes and qualities unique to the coffee produced in this region.

Nolberto's vision is ambitious, and he continues to invest in his coffee farms to consistently produce the best possible beans. He sees this as his calling card to attract more and more buyers interested in establishing a commercial relationship with Nolberto and his entire family.

 

 

 

*Please note. Ground coffee will go stale much quicker in storage than whole bean. We would always recommend customers to grind their own at home for the freshest smoothest cup of coffee.