Honduras Organic COMSA Manos De Mujer
Simply a trifecta of organic farm management practices; traceable to women producers in the Marcala region, a protected designation of origin (DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CAFE DE MARCALA); and a meticulous post-harvest standard of hand sorting cherry, cherry floating to remove less dense and damaged beans, proper fermentation, and extended drying times. It starts with a concept called Finca Humana (the Human Farm) at Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA), where the wellbeing of humans is the core objective and educating more than 1,500 producer-members to live in harmony with nature successfully is everywhere.
The trailblazing ideas for using organic matter to cultivate high-quality coffee productively is only a sliver of what COMSA teaches about the power of nature through the Finca Humana philosophy. COMSA dedicates funding from the proceeds of coffee sales to run a cutting-edge International school dedicated to filling children’s minds with possibilities and training them to be the future leaders of Finca Humana. And COMSA has significantly increased the participation of women within the organization, which has resulted in an active women’s group that processes their community lots called Manos de Mujer.
This particular lot is a washed processed coffee, which comes from 15 farms owned by Irma Alicia Garcia, Jahaira Yosely Cardona, Justina Cálix, Enma Dalila Gonzales, María Transito Contreras, Pastora Fredesvinda Garcia, Esther Chávez, Reina Isabel Nolasco, Edil Guillermina Santos, Reina Margarita Gómez, Rosa Marilia Sánchez, Thelma Erasminia Márquez, María Aurora Pérez, Alba Daysi Zelaya, Carla Patricia Moreno.