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    Honduras, Finca Miraflores

    Tasting Notes: Soft Florals, Red Grape, Dried Currants and Molasses.

    Country: Honduras
    Department: Santa Barbara
    Municipality: Santa Barbara
    Producer: Juan Alberto Contreras Rodriguez
    Altitude: 1,400-1,500m above sea level
    Varieties: Pacas, Panairema 
    Processing: Natural
    Drying Method: Fully sun-dried on covered raised beds
    Harvest: January-May
    Certifications: Rainforest Alliance
    Association: Beneficio San Vicente


    When Juan Alberto Contreras was born, his father was already producing coffee as his main source of income. When he was a kid, he helped his father with the farm processes, de-pulping and moving the coffee to the drying patios. When he was 23 years old, he not only inherited Finca Miraflores from his father, he also inherited the passion of producing coffee. He learned many things when he was young, and he dreamed of continuing with his father's legacy and putting into practice all that his father had taught him. This passion that he felt, led him to do something different with his production, he wanted to add value and to be recognised for his hard work. In 2013, he had the opportunity to meet representatives from Beneficio San Vicente, who guided him towards improving his processes to produce specialty coffee. Juan decided to give it a try and now he is excited and motivated to continue growing and developing in this market.

    Since then, Juan has had a great interest in experimenting and innovating his coffee processes. Today, Juan's uncle Guadalupe helps him on the farm. He is in charge of transporting materials and the workers to the farm. In the short term, Juan plans to start producing coffee varietals such as Pacamara and Geisha as he wants to continue innovating what he does.