Products from Cooperative Cafesmo
We, the 145 coffee growers who together form ‘Cafesmo’, have been collaborating for many years, and have formalized our cooperation in 2016. Our individual fincas are relatively small, ranging roughly from 0,5 to 12 hectares, but united we stand strong.
By now, we are quite advanced with collective certifications. Most of our finca’s are UTZ/Rainforest certified, and 90% of our harvest is Fair Trade Organic. Even more importantly: through careful selection and techniques, we have slowly perfected our plants, and are now also able to offer an impressive array of specialty profiles. At the beginning of 2019, we have exported our first container of micro-lots, to the United Kingdom.
The area where we cultivate our beans, Mercedes, is located in the very south of Honduras, a stone’s throw from El Salvador and Guatemala. On the north flank, our plantations are protected by the mighty Celaque, the country’s highest peak. On the southern side, Cerro Pital proudly towers above our fincas. The two mountain ranges create highly beneficial micro-climates, as well as diverse fauna and flora in and around the plantations, with plentiful natural shade.
We plant coffee between 950 and 2,000 meters above the sea level (3,100 to 6,500ft), most of which is strictly high grown. Thanks to this varied topography, we have a long harvest season, that starts in November and lasts until early April and offer versatile produce. Our varieties include Pacas, Lempira, Parainema, Catuaí, Obatá, Colombia, IHCAFE90 and more.
We have our own wet and dry mill and offer our coffee fully washed, semi-washed, red honey, black honey, and natural. Since 2019, we also offer Carbonic Maceration.
Cafesmo is a proudly Honduran initiative and entirely run by Hondurans, but apart from Spanish we can also communicate fluently in English, French, and Dutch, and you can address us in German or Italian as well. Just choose the language that suits you best. We are looking forward to working with you and answering any questions you may have.