04 SINGLE ORIGIN HONDURAS CAÑADAS DEL SILAR

04 SINGLE ORIGIN HONDURAS CAÑADAS DEL SILAR

17.00
  • 100% HONDURAS CAÑADAS DEL SILAR
  • VARIETY: BOURBON, CATUAI
  • PROCESSING: WASHED

CAÑADAS DEL SILAR, HONDURAS
Producer: Domingo Feliciano Castillo
Region: El Roblon, Gualsince
Altitude: 1900 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai
Process: Washed

With our previous 04 offering, La Loma, we have established that great coffee can come out of the some undiscovered hillsides that make up Honduras’ diverse landscape. So it’s only natural that we are excited to offer Cañadas Del Silar, another coffee from a neighboring region owned and managed by Domingo Feliciano Castillo

Mr. Castillo is a Honduran producer that has greatly benefited from local technical training initiatives led by exporting partners. Mr. Castillo’s passion for coffee goes way back to when he was a kid. At 11 years old, his dad passed away, and in order to bring food to the table, his mother had to travel to the city and leave her kids with her parents. Mr. Castillo’s grandparents had a small farm which produced only 2 bags of parchment coffee and dedicated the rest of the small farm to the production of vegetables for family consumption. As he grew older, Mr. Castillo helped his neighbors with their farms and started to develop a passion for coffee. 

As soon as he turned 18 years old, he moved to the city and started working in a factory with the only objective of saving as much money as he could to start his coffee farm. During his first harvest, he produced 1.5 bags (69 kg) and started to dedicate completely to his farm, he got married and a year later his first son was born. As years passed he put all of his effort and money into his farm, managing to buy two more hectares which he planted with yellow catuai. In 2012, he was producing 70 bags (69 kg), unfortunately coffee leaf rust affected most of his farm, losing over 10,000 trees. With new farming and research methods led by international efforts, Mr. Castillo and his farm have returned from the ashes and stronger than before; this year, he is ready to plant 20,000 trees in 3 more hectares, making “Cañadas Del Silar” a total of 5.6 hectares. 

Mr. Castillo’s passion for coffee is contagious. He describes his life at the countryside as peaceful and happy. He wakes up early in the morning to start his very busy day but ends it by sharing a good cup of coffee with his wife. He knows he is living his dream life 1900 meters above sea level. 

His secret, “Think positive and you will achieve anything you want, don’t let anything steal your happiness”.

Net Weight 340g / 12oz

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