COMSA, Honduras - Filter roast
PRODUCER: Café Orgánico Marcala Sociedad Anónima (COMSA)
PROCESS: Fully washed
VARIETY: Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas
ALTITUDE: 1300 - 1500 MASL
Tasting Notes: Red apple and raisins, pecan & cola body with a smooth velvety finish.
About The Coffee
Café Orgánico Marcala Sociedad Anónima (COMSA) was founded in Marcala, a rural community in central Honduras. Since their humble beginnings in 2001 with 69 members, they have grown into a thought leader for Central American cooperatives and organic coffee production. In addition to serving their now 1,200+ members, COMSA’s multiple projects teach organic farming practices, produce affordable organic inputs and positively impact their communities through social projects.
COMSA is focused on sustainable, organic agriculture. Their training structure both disseminates knowledge and puts a focus on experimentation and innovation, building a cooperative membership that strongly believes in and practices sustainable agriculture.
Many member farmers create experimental plots for trialling new techniques and tailoring organic inputs to their specific needs. COMSA also supports members in building processing infrastructure to make value addition through quality processing more accessible to their members.
When COMSA purchased Finca La Fortaleza, the land was abandoned. Under their care, La Fortaleza became a model farm for COMSA members as well as a grassroots training facility for cooperatives across Honduras and beyond. The farm includes space for farmer trainings and classes, and their on-site cabins host everyone from eco-tourists to NGO workers to field technicians from other cooperatives.