La Florida, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras
Notes: Red Apple, Grapefruit, Juicy, Funky, Citric
Cooperativa Cafetalera San Marqueña/ Oscar Ramirez
1200- 1500 masl
December to march
12% Tax Included
COCASAM (Cooperativa Cafetalera San Marqueña) is a cooperative created in 1988 with 16 producers in the municipality of San Marcos de Colón, Honduras. To date, the cooperative has 157 affiliated producers. Of these, 137 are organic and 5 are in transition from conventional to organic.
COCASAM manages 3 certifications: organic, fair trade and Women Coffee. This cooperative covers 99% of the producers in the region as it is the only cooperative in the municipality of San Marcos de Colón.
La Florida & San Marcos de Colon
It is one of the oldest and also the largest region of Honduras located in the east of the country on the border with Nicaragua. Recently, the region has suffered from the rust attack. The reputation of the region continues to grow, driven by the Cup of Excellence victory in 2017. Oscar Daniel Ramirez Valerio’s, the winner, grew a Parainema in the El Paraiso region. Parainema is a rust resistant Sarchimor hybrid. Hybrids were often looked down upon by growers before, but they are in fact just as good as the more widely used botanical varieties.