About the bean
COCASAM, or the Cooperativa Cafetalera Sanmarquena, was founded in 1988 by 16 small coffee producers and recognized legally in October 1990 by the National Honduran Institute of Cooperatives. The farms are on the Botija ridge, a mountainous area in the Municipality of San Marcos de Colón. This was the first place in the country to produce coffee and is at altitude between 1,200 and 1,600 meters. COCASAM prides itself in its farmers' traditional practices, using production methods first introduced by French and German immigrants in the 1800s. The cooperative works to produce primarily high-quality coffee while protecting the environment and improving the livelihoods of farmer families and the community. This Fair Trade and Organic coffee is 100% shade grown and 100% sun dried.