Area: 44,000 sq m
Population: 8.2 million
Annual Production: 5.9mn 60kg bags
Coffee Producing Area: X
Producing Regions: Agalta, Comayagua, Copan, Montecillos, Opalca, El Paraiso
Coffee Varietals: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Catui, Geisha and Pacas
Terrain: Mountainous, coastal plains
Altitude: 900m to 1,800m
Soil: Volcanic Soil
Coffee production started in the 1800’s in Comayagua, today it stands as the main agricultural export, making it incredibly vital to the country’s economy. Honduras is the largest producer of coffee in Central America and is the world’s third largest producer of Washed Arabica. Impressively, there are nearly 120,000 registered coffee farmers of which 98% are small holders with an average farm size of 2-3 hectares.
Coffee is found across Honduras with notable differences in cup profiles, over half of the coffee produced derives from Comayagua, Copan, El Paraiso and Santa Barbara. The geography is also particularly welcoming for coffee cultivation with over 35% of the land exceeding 1,000 metres, along with coastal plains.