Honduras – Jorge Isaac Hernandez Organic



strawberry | fig | hazelnut | full dark chocolate body


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    Jorge Isaac Hernendez

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    Obata – Certified Organic

  • Meet the farmer

    Meet the farmer

    Jorge Isaac Hernandez has been a member with Aruco since 2016 and has been working with doing specialty micro lots since 2017. Back in 2013 he suffered heavily with the outbreak of leaf rust that swept Central America. This lead to Jorge beginning a process of renovation on the farm and planting new more rust resistant varietals like obata, paraninema and Icatu. By 2015 he had replanted 90% of the farm and then joined the Cooperative. Seeing the increase of specialty at the cooperative he decided to join the program and have his coffees processed as natural too.

    The producers will receive about 70% of the FOB price for their micro lots. This year the harvest for all producers was extremely difficult with increased rains during the harvest and a lack of pickers meaning a large amount of coffee was lost from either falling to the ground or swelling and splitting on the tree.

    All the processing for the ML’s takes place at the Aruco mill to centralise and have greater control over the process to create consistent procedures but also to reduce the risk on the producer. The mill is also at 800masl which gives a drier more stable climate to dry the coffee compared to up at the farms where the weather can be less predictable.

    The coffee will be delivered to the mill where they assess the cherry (take Brix) and decide on the process for the coffees depending on space and what the producer has done already. The cherry is cleaned and washed and then floated to remove any immatures.

    This coffee is then taken to the drying beds where it is dried for 20 – 30 days and turned hourly on the drying beds.

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