Great Gift Idea – Catracha Coffee

Raised by her grandparents in the small town of Santa Elena in Honduras, Orellana-Powell is either related to or friends with all the small farmers who are now the providers of the coffee beans that her Catracha Coffee Company imports, roasts and sells. Orellana-Powell started her company to showcase Honduran coffee, which she feels is […]

Coffee Farmers May Benefit from Biogas

Now most Honduran coffee farmers sell “green” coffee beans because they don’t have the energy-intensive capability to process it into more profitable “golden” coffee beans. The beans must have pulp removed and the jellylike mucilage around the seed washed off. After that, they must be gently dried. Typically, the pulp is stockpiled but can wash […]

Two Million Dollars Marked for Honduran Farmers

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced a two-year, $2.4 million commitment to scale up the World Food Program’s innovative “Purchase for Progress” (P4P) program in Honduras. P4P empowers smallholder farmers-those farming less than five hectares of land-through critical training, education and paying fair prices for their produce. Eight thousand Honduran farmers will benefit from this […]