Honduras Urpania Guzman


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We were first introduced to the Guzman family of Urpania and her three sons Marlon, Reynaldo, and William in 2019, when we visited our friend Benjamin Paz at Beneficio San Vicente in Honduras. When we cupped this coffee, we were surprised to find that these coffees had arrived at the mill just a few days before our arrival.

Urpania’s three sons, who are in their mid-twenties, have been working on their plots of land for about four years now, with 2019 being the first year they were able to produce enough fruit to harvest. Along with Benjamin’s support, the Guzmans have invested in their producing abilities in and around their farms. We saw a dramatic increase this year from last year in how much coffee the family produced, and we are fortunate enough to purchase the entirety of their production, along with separating the eldest son William’s lot to share as a separate offering.

While the coffees from the Santa Barbara region are some of our favorites to begin with, this coffee from the Guzman family is especially a delight to drink. Rather than the bright, citrus we often see in Honduran coffees, Urpania’s coffee has a soft fruit profile like cherry and stonefruit, with a distinct dried fruit sweetness and a clean, crisp finish.

Country / Honduras

Producer / Marlon, Reynaldo, and William Guzman

Location / El Cedral, Santa Barbara

Process / Washed

Variety / Pacas

Altitude / 1500 masl

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