Single Origin: Honduras, COMSA

TASTE NOTES Milk chocolate, fermented berries, juicy
1300 - 1500 masl
Marcala, La Paz
Bourbon, Caturai, Typica


COMSA is a coffee producer society based in Marcala, La Paz, Honduras that proposes economic, social, and environmental objectives as a strategy to reduce poverty and to promote sustainable development. Founded in 2001 with 7000 lempiras (300 US$) of social capital, COMSA grew out of an initiative of the Rural Business Development Foundation (FUNDER). Sixty producers in Marcala (12 women, 48 men) came together as the founding members of COMSA with the goal of directly exporting their coffee production. In 2018, COMSA has grown to have more than 1200 farmer members.

COMSA members produce coffee using organic practices and the technical team shares a suite of best practices to improve on farm productivity to insure consistent generation of farm income. The organization promotes diversification of production and asks its members to consider their farms as an integrated productive unit where all family members have the opportunity to participate and benefit from the production process.