COFFEE PRODUCER

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Yovany Rodriguez began brewing coffee in 1985. Coffee has always been present in his life as a side gig while he worked in different places to make a living and support his family. As time went by, Jose was able to buy land to plant coffee.

Overview

Location:

Pinchado, Honduras

Altitude:

1760 masl

Varietal:

Catuai

Meet The Producers

Jose Yovany Rodriguez began brewing coffee in 1985. Coffee has always been present in his life as a side gig while he worked in different places to make a living and support his family. As time went by, Jose was able to buy land to plant coffee - which required sacrifices on his end to make it happen. "With a small area of land, this year I began growing 300 plants. Right now, I have about 4 Hectares of coffee." - Jose says. Jose expressed feeling very satisfied selling his micro lot since it's the first time he sells his coffee directly. This also allowed him to get a higher price for his coffee and continue expanding the land where he works on. Some recent implementations he made on the farm are buying his own pulping machine and a solar panel to use in the house.

Harvesting & Processing

A team of 10 people work with Jose to process the coffee he grows. All cherry is carefully hand harvested when fully ripe. The coffee is then pulped and fermented dry for 24 hours. The coffee is then washed and dried in solar driers for about 15 days.