Finca EL PUENTE
Farmer: Marysabel Caballero Garcia
Origin: Chinacla, La Paz, Hinduras
Notes: white grape, plum, brown sugar
Coffee was brought to Honduras in the 18th century. However, it was not until the 1950s that farmers focused on growing mass quantities of it. The country used to be famous for its banana exports. Today though it is either the 5th or 7th largest coffee producer in the world, depending on the year. However, the most important thing for us is that in addition to quantity, Honduras also boasts of remarkable quality!
Marysabel Caballero Garcia and Ezri Moises Herrera Urizar have founded Finca el Puente in 1996 in the county of Chinacla of the department of La Paz, Honduras. The birth of their farm is also the beginning of their family. Finca El Puente is located in the most well-known coffee producing region of Marcala. It stands about 175 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras.
20 years after they founded Finca El Puente, Marysabel and Moises won Cup of Excellence Honduras. When they have founded their farm, the interest towards specialty coffee in their country was still vague. They had to walk a long road with many obstacles and not spare efforts to reach the top.
Before and after the COE award, Marysabel and Moises have worked hard to constatnly better the quality of their coffees. And to add new lots to their farm. As you already know, Marysabel’s family has been growing coffee for more than 100 years, since 1915. Moises had experience in processing, preparing and exporting coffee in Guatemala before moving to Honduras.