Marcala is a town, with a population of 14,360, and a municipality in the Honduran department of La Paz. The region is known for its coffee production, boasting the first "protected origin denomination" for coffee. Marcala has been designated as a center of Lenca Trail, a government and United Nations-sponsored development effort to encourage tourism to Lenca communities. It offers visitors a perspective on the culture of indigenous people and provides new markets for their traditional crafts.
Tasting Profile: Caramel, spice, brown sugar.
Grower: 1500 grower/members from Cafe Organics Marcala
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, & Typica
Region: Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
Altitude: 1300-1700 M
Soil Type: Clay Minerals
Process: Fully washed and sun-dried.
Strictly High Grown (SHG) Coffee – also known as Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) Coffee – is coffee grown altitudes more than 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level
“EP” for instance, stands for “European preparation,” which means that the coffee is screen-size 15 and above, with a maximum of 8 defects within 300 grams. (Less common, “American preparation” or AP allows for a screen size above 13, with 23 defects per 300 grams.)
In the case of organic coffee, there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in growing or production, which means cleaner beans, air, land, and water. The coffee is grown with only organic fertilizers, like coffee pulp, chicken manure, or compost.
- For espresso machine, Moka pot, and 9barista, take the Espresso grind
- For pour-over, dripper, French Press, Chemex, AeroPress, take the Standard grind
- For expert grinding, take the whole beans, always the best choice.