An Authentic Coffee In The Heart of Central America
In Central America, Honduras is at the center of cultivating a high quality coffee known for its intense and rich aromas. Thanks to the country's dry and wet seasons, Honduras has become an optimal destination for coffee producers.
The Beginning of a Coffee Culture
The first coffee grains were brought over to Honduras and Costa Rica from the Palestinians who ventured to the West and landed in Olancho in the 19th century. However, it was not until 1950 that the government decided to benefit from this coffee culture and turn it into an important source of income for the country's economy.
Today, over 100,000 families are positively impacted by the coffee industry in Honduras. About 3.9 million bags of coffee, weighing 60kg each, are exported every year from the 6 major producing regions : Copan, Opalac, Montecillos, Agalta, Comayagua et El Paraiso.
The coffee crops can be found at an altitude of 1000 metres above sea level, giving this coffee its reputation of high quality. Indeed, the acidity level of the coffee beans is positively correlated with the altitude at which it is grown. In addition, the crops are maintained and farmed respectfully to respect the environment.
Café Liégeois is proud to sell the Ital'Bar from Honduras: a well-rounded coffee filled of flavourful notes and accompanied by sustained Italian roasting which strengthens the intensity of this coffee.