Varietal: Caturra Altitude: 1450 meters Processing: Honey Taste: Red & Green Grape, Almond & Sugar Cane
Finca Los Lesquines is located in Corquín, Copan, Honduras and run by Maria Elvia Villeda. The farm sits an an elevation of approximately 1,450 masl and consists of a total of 15 hectares, including 10 in Caturra and 5 in IHCAFE90. Both the washed and honey lots are made up of the Caturra variety. In addition to coffee, Finca Los Lesquines has many shade and fruit trees, including: guama, cedar, mahogany and sweetgum. Not only do these trees offer shade, but they help attract various fauna. The farm was founded in 1865 and is now in the hands of a 4th generation family member! Originally they were producing Typica, but at the time there was no market for coffee in the region. They later traded coffee for other crops the neighbors were growing. Maria Elvia took over the farm in 1973 with her husband Guillermo Lara, whom also comes from a family of coffee producers. They’ve maintained the farm ever since and now work with their son who helped certify the farm, as well as improving quality. This is our third year working with Maria Elvia and Finca Los Lesquines and we look forward to future harvests!