Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera

This husband-wife team has been growing coffee together for decades.

Partnered with Stumptown

2004

Varieties

Catuaí

Processing techniques

Washed

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Honduras El Puente

The Producer

As a fourth generation coffee farmer, Marysabel Caballero’s bond with coffee is intimately connected to her history; coffee cultivation in her family dates back to 1907. Moises Herrera came into coffee as an employee of a Guatemalan coffee exporter. On a visit to Honduras in 1992 he saw an area with ideal conditions to produce high quality coffee. They were married in 1996 and together they began planting and cultivating coffee.

Moises Herrera came into coffee as an employee of a Guatemalan coffee exporter. On a visit to Honduras in 1992 he saw an area in the municipality of Chinacla which had the ideal altitude and conditions to produce high quality coffee. The pair were married in 1996 and together they began planting and cultivating coffee on their first farm, La Maltide.

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The Place

Chinacla looks very different from most places we visit. The interesting blend of coniferous and broad-leaved trees creates a unique landscape that can remind one of the Pacific Northwest.

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The Process

Moises manages the family’s farms and wet mill. When he renovated the wet mill in 2013, Moises enclosed the ceramic tiled fermentation tanks to stabilize ambient temperatures, and rearranged the depulping setup for a more efficient gravity flow which conserves water.

Marysabel and Moises stand out as top producers with a genuine focus on putting resources back into the local community. We’ve cherished our friendship with them since we discovered their delicious coffee; we’re proud to offer El Puente for the 15th year in a row.

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