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An Authentic Coffee In The Heart of Central America
In Central America, Honduras is at the center of cultivating a high quality coffee known for its intense and rich aromas. Thanks to the country's dry and wet seasons, Honduras has become an optimal destination for coffee producers.
The Beginning of a Coffee Culture
The first coffee grains were brought over to Honduras and Costa Rica from the Palestinians who ventured to the West and landed in Olancho in the 19th century. However, it was not until 1950 that the government decided to benefit from this coffee culture and turn it into an important source of income for the country's economy.
Today, over 100,000 families are positively impacted by the coffee industry in Honduras. About 3.9 million bags of coffee, weighing 60kg each, are exported every year from the 6 major producing regions : Copan, Opalac, Montecillos, Agalta, Comayagua et El Paraiso.
The coffee crops can be found at an altitude of 1000 metres above sea level, giving this coffee its reputation of high quality. Indeed, the acidity level of the coffee beans is positively correlated with the altitude at which it is grown. In addition, the crops are maintained and farmed respectfully to respect the environment.
Café Liégeois is proud to sell the Ital'Bar from Honduras: a well-rounded coffee filled of flavourful notes and accompanied by sustained Italian roasting which strengthens the intensity of this coffee.
Designed and roasted the Italian way, the Magnifico is a full-bodied south-American mix, mostly from Colombia; its smoked, spicy and slightly acidic notes characterize it. Our genuine Italian espresso coffee is available for Nespresso® OriginalLine machines. 100% coffee compatible.
Colombia, producing land since 1875!
This Arabica and Robusta mix mostly comes from one of the biggest coffee producing countries: Colombia. This country is comprised with 15% of the world’s production. Its culture began in the province of Santander in 1875.
The country experienced difficulties and numerous civil wars occurred, thus slowing the production of coffee until 1900. It’s not until 2014 that Colombians proudly announced their world coffee production ranking, coming in 3rd, right behind Brazil and Vietnam.
An Arabica land:
They are the 2nd largest world producer of Arabica coffee, with an annual production of 13 million bags of 60kg, far ahead of countries such as Indonesia.
Colombia mostly produces Arabica coffee; their plantations are located in the occidental and central part of Colombia in the Andes. Producers of this country harvest the coffee by hand, which allows a guarantee in the quality of grains, while offering a rich, round and balanced aroma.