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Coffee: Honduras, Gloria by Cocora
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Coffee: Honduras, Gloria by Cocora

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Our organic speciality coffee is zero waste and carbon neutral. When brewed properly, it can be a bit like magic. We carefully select a different roaster each month that meets our high standards for excellent coffee that cares for people and the planet.

Honduras' Gloria, Honey Process

A deliciously drinkable cup, with pear, yellow melon and milk chocolate notes.

Yolanda owns the farm el Triunfo, which is located in the las Pacayas area of Corquin, Copan. Yolanda manages her farm with the help of her husband and her three sons who are all studying agronomy. The farm is small, at two hectares, and most of that is native forest and shade trees, since Yolanda believes that the key to the quality of her coffee is in the synergy of coffee with the rest of the environment.

Bean Variety
IHCAFE 90

Process
Honey, Organic

Altitude
1400 Masl

Region

Yaruchel, Belén, Ocotepeque

Gloria Esperanza Mejia is the owner of a small farm called Las Palmas, in the Copan region of Honduras. Gloria, her husband and her daughter all live on the farm and do most of the farm work themselves. Despite having no agronomy training or experience producing coffee, Gloria was forced to take over management of the farm in 2011, after her husband severely injured his back and was no longer able to work. Shortly after she took over management, the farm was decimated by coffee leaf rust. Due to the disease, for two years running, Gloria wasn’t able to produce one exportable bag from her harvest, and was very close to giving up on coffee. In the 2016/17 Harvest Gloria decided to join the Falcon Specialty Agronomy Project, which meant Simon and the Aruco technical team visited Las Palmas on a weekly basis to coordinate picking at the farm. In conjunction with Gloria and Aruca, we made an 8 bag washed lot, and 1 bag of black honey, which totals around 50% of Gloria’s annual total production. Since the advice and training Gloria received, her coffee has risen a staggering 9 points - up to 87 based on SCAA cup scoring - and she is receiving 167% more for her coffee. Now Gloria is producing a variety of coffees through different processes at the mill including red and yellow honey coffees. Gloria is also no in turn teaching producers around her about organic farming and how to prepare organic fertiliser where on her farm she has given space that the growers use together to create organic fertiliser.

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 pulped and taken to the beds where it is left to rest for 6 hours and then after this moved immediately every hour. The coffee is then dried for between 15 -25 days weather depending where it is turned hourly in the day.


Crop: 2020
SCA rating: 85.75

 

 

 

The roaster

Cocora is a speciality coffee roaster in Malaga, Spain. All of Cocora's beans are:

  • Seasonal
  • Fully traceable all the way to the origin
  • Superior quality according to high SCA standards

Cocora’s roasting approach opens up the full potential of the bean by accentuating the unique taste profile for each coffee.

The Goodery coffee is absolutely incredible. The beans have obviously had a lot of love and care put into the roasting, the picking and the delivery. Josh really cares about his coffee, and his customers and wants to ensure that they are seeing the bigger picture behind what they are drinking. The fact that the coffee is sustainable, zero-emissions, packaged beautifully and easily one of the tastiest around as well as being carefully curated each month, makes it all the better. Not only does it smell great, taste delicious, it looks damn cool on your kitchen work-top.

 - Alex

The difference of speciality and organic

For many coffee is just a daily dose of caffeine, but we see it as an opportunity to become truly present, to connect with something special and to support an art form that provides economic and environmental resilience for farming communities around the world.

High quality organic coffee grown to speciality standards is something truly unique. We’ve been amazed at the diversity and complexity of flavour when it’s grown, roasted and brewed with care.

There’s something profound that happens when you get the right bean, at the right grind size, with the right temperature water and the right dose. It’s like magic.

I've enjoyed making a ritual out of it and my son loves the whole process. I can’t wait to share this joy with more people and invite others into this dance of soil, people and bean.

 - John

Choose your grind

We recommend grinding at home, just before you brew for freshness, but we can also grind the way you like it according to your method of brewing, from a fine 'stove-top' grind to a coarse french press grind and anything in between. If you need any help with choosing the right grind the head to our coffee community page. Get your hands on your own grinder here.

Most of our grocery items are sold loose in the box or in (completely recyclable) paper bags.

If you want to buy one of our stylish reusable containers to store your dry goods, tea or coffee, find them here.

 

Product information and photographs are for general advice and illustrative purposes. From time to time packaging, recipes and ingredients may vary and change and the information on this site may not be as up to date as we would like it to be.


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Why Goodery?

Support local business

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Zero waste
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You can re-use or return
clean containers for a refund. Nice one.

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