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Honduras El Guaco

Red currant, plum, graham cracker

A velvety coffee with notes of red currant and ripe plum from esteemed Santa Bárbara producer and Cup of Excellence winner Arturo Paz. This lot comes to us from his newest farm, El Guaco, which is named after a horse who shares his birthday.

This coffee can be purchased as part of our Santa Bárbara Set, which includes three other exceptional Honduran coffees and a copy of Parchment Vol. 003.

Coffee Details

Santa Bárbara
Arturo Paz
Farm Name
El Guaco
Farm Size
2.5 hectares
1500 meters
Harvest Period
January - June


Honduras El Guaco

Arturo Paz on Finca El Guaco

Arturo Paz is a Honduras Cup of Excellence–winning producer and the nephew of Fidel Paz Sabillón, who owns Beneficio San Vicente, our trusted exporter in the Santa Bárbara region. Inspired by the two generations of coffee farmers before him, Arturo set out to produce coffee worthy of the premiums he saw other growers receive when they delivered high-quality microlots to the mill. Arturo served as president of SCA Honduras for four years, and has worked on innumerable community improvement projects, from road infrastructure to sustainability initiatives.

Birds in Peña Blanca
Arturo Paz

We’ve long loved Santa Bárbara coffees for their fruit-forward flavor profile, a pleasantly jarring experience compared to the mild, milk-chocolatey taste of most Central American offerings. The finest Santa Bárbara coffees are dense on the tongue, with saturated sugars, jammy textural tones, and tropical-fruit acidity. They’re for adventurous palates, though they provide structured sweetness anyone can appreciate.

Honoring this region, its producers, and the fruits of their labor by enjoying these coffees can support a community that’s faced many challenges, past and present. Among other things, Honduras struggles with overwhelming outmigration, frequent hurricanes, and a rapidly changing climate. But these coffees reflect the virtues of persistence and vision under difficult circumstances.

Lake Yojoa

We celebrate Arturo and four other exceptional Santa Bárbara producers with the release of our latest issue of Parchment. We hope you’ll enjoy Volume 003, and these coffees, in good company.

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