Honduras (Recyclable Pods)

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Medium body and bright acidity, with hints of cinnamon and milk chocolate, and great balance and complexity, from the Copan region. The coffee beans are organically grown and fairly traded, and air roasted in small batches in Lancaster, Pa.

Co-op: CAFESCOR 
Grade: SHG EP
Region: Copan
Altitude: 1,400 – 1,600 M above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Bourbon

The Country
Honduras is located in the heart of Central America, with Guatemala to its northwest, El Salvador to its southwest, and Nicaragua to its southeast. It has a broad expanse of Caribbean coastline to its north and its southernmost part opens into the Gulf of Fonseca, part of the Pacific coast. Its terrain includes coastal coastal lowlands (on both costs) as well as plains/sierras in the north, but the bulk of the land is forested highlands. It is in these highlands where Honduran coffee is grown. 

The Coffee
Coffee came to Honduras in the 18th century but was not a significant crop. As transportation in the country improved, coffee growing increased. In the 21st century the amount of coffee grown in Honduras increased dramatically. The altitude in the Coban region affects how quickly coffee beans ripen, giving them more time (because of the cold nights) to sweeten.  

The Co-op
In 2014, 25 small coffee producers in the Casitas District, in the town of Corquin, Copan, formed the co-op called CAFESCOR (Cafes Especiales Corquin, S. A. de C. V.). Since that time, the co-op has grown to over 131 partners farming over 400 cultivated hectares. With a wet mill in the community of Las Casitas and a dry mill in the community of Jimilile, the co-op partners are committed to continue growing and gaining recognition for excellence in coffee production.

 

POD FACTS

  • The pods have a a filter that is 10 times stronger than the filters in standard pods, which allows for finer grinds and more extraction of flavor.
  • The pods are designed to hold up to 40% more coffee than standard pods; the larger fill capacity means richer brews.
  • The degassing seal in each pod allows for same day roast, grind, and fill freshness. You won't find a fresher pod!

RECYCLING INFORMATION

The pod, including the microfilter, is made of 100% polypropylene. After use,

  • Over sink or trash can, squeeze sides until lid pops open.
  • Empty grounds into composting container or trash.
  • Rinse pod. Remove and discard sticker. Do not detach lid.
  • Place in recycling bin.

If your municipality does not recycle PP#5 plastics, stack and return clean and dry empty pods to Wanderlust Coffees. Mail them to 823 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602 (our home office), or drop them off at most Wegmans stores (verify with your local store's recycling policy first). Thank you!