Exclusive: The 2020 Honduras Harvest is Here!

Pacas Natural (La Leona, Honduras)
Pacas Natural (La Leona, Honduras)

Pacas Natural (La Leona, Honduras)

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Triple Coffee's direct relationship with coffee producers strikes gold, again. 

We are the first (and quite possibly the only) to offer fresh Santa Barbara, Honduras coffees from the 2020 harvest.Coffees from the Santa Barbara region normally get shipped in August in large containers as green bean. Consequently, Santa Barbara coffees will not hit the US market until at least the end of summer.  Get a 3 to 4 month speak-peak at what's coming ahead.

About this coffee
  • Grower: Elias Meza
  • Farm Name: La Leona
  • Location: La Leona, Santa Barbara
  • Altitude: 1615 meters (5298 feet)
  • Variety: Pacas
  • Process: Natural

Elias Meza is a very respected farmer and collaborator of Benjamin Paz, the man who is considered by many as the poster child for Honduran specialty coffees.  The dynamic duo have helped establish the Santa Barbara region, and Honduras in general, as a very well regarded in the specialty coffee world.

Pacas is a very high quality arabica bean that is a genetic derivative of the quintessential Bourbon varietal.  These varietals are famous for their sweetness and perform very well with high altitudes and volcanic soils, which are precisely the conditions found in La Leona, Santa Barbara.

Natural coffees are said to be the original coffee.  The term Natural actually describes how the coffee is processed.  They are prepared by sun-drying the entire coffee cherry, thereby infusing the coffee seed, that is, the bean, with the sweet aromatic ferment of the coffee fruit.  Producing these coffees requires the utmost attention.  If they are not rotated and supervised over the many weeks of the drying process, mold can easily take hold and ruin the entire batch.

Santa Barbara is a preeminent coffee region of Honduras.  Santa Barbara's high altitude and volcanic soil, situated adjacent to the largest lake in Honduras (Lake Yojoa), create an extremely unique and favorable environment for award winning coffees.  Ever year a large portion of Cup of Excellence coffees come from Santa Barbara.