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Nothing says a good cup of Coffee more than a Honduras Coffee. A high-grown, medium-roasted Coffee is, among many other outstanding qualities, unique. It boasts a strong and slightly sweet flavour while being the perfect pick-me-up for the morning. We have witnessed the Honduran Coffee Industry transform in recent years, whereby it now creates Coffees of almost unparalleled quality.
If countries as a whole could win awards for their Coffees, Honduras would undoubtedly win “most improved”. Today, Honduras Coffee beans are one of our favourites. It is roasted, as are all of our Coffees, using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans.
With over 30 years’ experience roasting Coffee, one can rest-assured knowing The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company know what’s best for every last bean. We are also proud of the fact that all of our Teas, Tisanes and Coffees are packed fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory.
Care and attention lie within the foundations of our Company, along with family values. When one chooses Honduras, meanwhile, one is choosing to support the welfare of Coffee farmers across the country. Arguably best of all, however, this Coffee tastes great!
For a nation that has endured an almost unfathomable amount of misfortune, including poverty, political turmoil and violence, The Honduran Coffee Industry is a rare success story. Its recent growth, owing predominantly (though not exclusively) to improvement in bean quality, has helped the government stave off bankruptcy, particularly following a political coup in 2009.
Since then, Honduras became Central America’s biggest Coffee producer in 2011, while the year following saw the country ranked seventh in the world. That same year, it was also the second-biggest exporter of high-quality Arabica Coffee beans on the planet.
Coffee arrived in Honduras during the late 18th Century; however, widespread cultivation did not occur until the second half of the 20th Century. While the Latin American Nation’s Banana Industry was the main “cash crop”, dominated by large corporations, the then-fledgeling Coffee Industry was, and still is, bolstered by smaller producers.
Now, around 110,000 Coffee producers are registered in the country, 92% of which are classified as small producers, meaning continuing support of the Industry, notably from buying our Honduras Coffee, helps smallholder families as opposed to faceless organisations.
In the last 25 years alone, the Coffee Industry of Honduras has grown by record levels. Nevertheless, it has also faced challenges. In 1998, Honduras lost 80% of its agriculture to Hurricane Mitch - and even after the recovery of the Industry, the natural disaster led to financial burdens, which in turn led to Honduran Coffee farmers smuggling their crop over the border to neighbouring Guatemala, where they fetched higher prices.
However, cross-border smuggling declined after a government tax on Coffee exports - which at first led to more smuggling - began to filter through, eventually helping to fund technical assistance to growers, which in turn helped boost production and quality; smuggling became less attractive thereafter. Now, it is suggested that 30% of the country’s population, at one time or another during the year, are employed in the Coffee sector, and that up to two million people directly participate in the Coffee harvest between November and March.
Yet, the future of Honduran Coffee trade remains uncertain. Climate change has profoundly affected the production of Coffee across Central America, including Honduras. Ultimately, it needs your help.
The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company support the Honduras Coffee Industry by stocking our very own Honduras Coffee. Choose this brew today and do “your bit” while enjoying some truly delicious flavours - the advantages are twofold! So, what are you waiting for? Buy our Honduras Coffee today.
Origin: Honduras, Central America.