Coffee growth for the country
Main producing regions
Comayagua, Copan, Lempira, El Paraiso and Ocotepeque
Most cultivated varieties
Caturra, Catuaí, Pacas,
Regions with Designation of Origin
October to March
Traditional processing method
Annual export -60 kg bags-
6.7 million bags approx.
December to May
950 and + 2,000 masl
Beginning of coffee cultivation
ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Honduras is a Central American country bordered by Nicaragua to the southeast, El Salvador to the south and Guatemala to the west. It has an area of 112,492 km² and an estimated population of 9.74 million inhabitants. The topography of this country is complex and unfavorable for crops in general, 80% of the national territory is classified as mountainsIn addition, the country is characterized by steep gorges, valleys alternating with rivers and mountains. In spite of these obstacles, the difficult terrain andañosconditions contribute beneficially to coffee cultivation.
Honduras has six ecosystems: humid, cloud, dry, mangroves, pine forests and rainy, it is a country with great biological diversity. It has more than eight thousand species of plants, seven hundred species of birds and a great variety of insects and mammals, which creates optimal conditions for the cultivation of coffee and its development in a biodiverse environment. The soils where coffee is grown in Honduras are mainlyañossoils, are not rich in minerals, since they are not volcanic soils, but their altitudes allow the coffee to develop in perfect conditions. their altitudes allow the coffee to develop in perfect conditions. .
Honduras is a tropical country, its climate is warm and rainy throughout the year with a tendency to monsoon. It is characterized by high temperatures throughout the year, although the climate varies according to the region. The average is around 16ºC (61ºF) to 20ºC (68ºF) in the mountains, this warm climate is what complements the good development of coffee trees at high altitudes.
The country is divided into 15 coffee growing regions, in which more than 300,000 hectares are used for the cultivation of green coffee, generating some 103,000 jobs, Coffee in Honduras is the central axis of a dynamic sector with great potential for growth in terms of productivity. The great challenge that the Honduran coffee economy has to face in order to continue to be strong is to transfer its benefits to the social context of the coffee producer, thus stimulating rejuvenation and advancing towards equity 5-5.