Rosa Elia Marquez Calix has been producing coffee for about ten years, along with six other members from her family. Her family has been in coffee for three generations. Along with coffee, Rosa also grows some fruits and vegetables to share with her family. Rosa has her own beneficio and she uses a solar drying method to dry the beans to an optimal moisture level. Rosa wanted to share with anyone who encounters her coffee, that her farm is 100% organic and the altitude, combined with proper care and responsibility, allow her to produce a coffee with unique characteristics. The name of the farm “ Mi Esperanza” translates into “ my hope”. Rosa admits that having hope and faith is what gets her through tough times and enables her to strive.
Location: Marcala, Honduras Altitude: 1,750 masl Varieties: Pache, Lempira, Catuai Process: Honey Drying: Solar Dryers Harvest: December-March Export: February - May