The Marcala Organic celebrates a story of resilience and community in the La Paz, Marcala region in Honduras. It is a certified organic coffee.
In 1975, 228 coffee producers and their families (including 30 women producers) began working and selling coffee together under the name Cooperative Agricola Union y Fuerza (CAUFUL). In 2002, they were officially recognized as a cooperative. In that same year, they purchased a 70 acre farm – a very unusual practice in that area – and began taking care of it together. Today, CAUFUL has 146 active members who farm organically.
The group shares two de-pulpers, and dries coffee both in the sun and in mechanical dryers. They are continually working to improve its quality, and recently underwent an intense rejuvenation of the farm with that objective.