Honduras San Marcos
San Marcos is a small municipality in the west of Honduras, representing a part of the Copán region. The population of the town amounts to only 17 thousand people. The Kopán region is famous for producing the best coffee in the country. Most of the Honduran coffee is produced by small farmers who select only the ripest berries and simply cannot afford to be slack in their work.
Height of growth: 1500 – 2000 meters above sea level.
Climate and Geography. The climate in the region is humid, with 1300 – 2300 millimeters of precipitation annually. Coffee grows in the shade of fruit and forest trees. The harvest is reaped from November to March. The high-mountain location of the coffee plantations, the soil enriched with organic and mineral substances, the tropical climate with low seasonal temperature differences — all this allows the farmers to grow one of the best Arabica varieties, which is pretty similar to Colombian coffee in its characteristics.
Taste. San Marcos is good classic commercial Arabica of washed processing. This coffee has a very rich, expressive, full-bodied taste, and a strong bitterness. Flavour profile: astringency of cocoa and dark chocolate, walnut, a hint of orange. But for all that, coffee taste remains quite light.