Process method: washed Origin: Honduras Region: Marcala, La Paz Farm/Producer: Roger Domínguez/ Finca la Cueva Elevation: 1350 masl Variety: Catuai
Roger Antonio Domínguez Márquez owns several farms in La Paz, Marcala, including the 4.23-hectare plot called Finca De La Cueva.Roger met green-coffee buyer Piero Cristiani at a Specialty Coffee Association Expo event one year, and now he is one of our strongest partners in Honduras. He not only works with his family on his own farms, but he also sources coffee from his neighbors, paying them considerably higher than they would get otherwise from intermediary buyers; we source many of our Marcala Regional Select coffees through Roger, since he has a fantastic eye for quality.
He grows Catuai on the farm and has about 18,000 coffee trees. After picking, the cherry is depulped the same day, dry fermented in tanks for 18 hours, washed three times, and dried on raised beds for 12–15 days on average. He is interested in planting different varieties in the coming years, as well.