In the year 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies.
Honduras Dark Roast
This cup is nice and chocolaty, lower acidity, and medium-bodied. A little sweeter edge to it except for super dark roasts. Besides a chocolaty factor, one will get some nutty/caramel/floral-like tones at the medium roast points, giving it some nice complimenting depth without being too exotic – smooth without too much of a roasty note and great chocolaty tones.