May 19, 2015 • Jonathan Burkholder
Welcome to the Rugged Mountain Coffee farm! We live at an altitude of 4,600ft (1,400m) overlooking the Siguatepeque meseta. We are a small producer, as far as coffee plantations go, with 2 1/2 acres of arabica coffee plants. That's approximately 5,000 plants, all of which have been hand-planted, individually fertilized, hand-pruned, and when bearing fruit, hand-picked. Although it's only a small country approximately the size of Pennsylvania, Honduras is currently #6 of the world's largest coffee exporters. The mountain on which we are located alone has several hundred acres of coffee. The climate is very favorable for raising coffee, with the rainy season not...