{"id":4347260829807,"title":"Honduras, Copan | Norma Iris Fiallos","handle":"honduras-copan-norma-iris-fiallos","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFarm - San Rafael\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eProducers - Norma Iris Fiallos\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTaste notes - fudge, chocolate-coated prunes, fresh hazelnuts.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNorma is one of the most innovative coffee producers in the area, with a vast array of different varieties, including ‘’Bourbon’’, ‘’Catuai’’, ‘’Maragogype’’ and ‘’Parainema’’. 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They were well respected, and people still talk about them today.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNorma wanted to be a doctor but because of the civil war and for religious reasons, her parents wouldn’t allow her to study medicine. Instead, she studied nursing in Guatemala. She specialized in obstetrics and went to the US and to Puerto Rico to work in social services. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNorma returned to Honduras in her early 30s and spent most of her adult life in the capital, Tegucigalpa, with her husband and their four children. She worked in a government hospital with her husband.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhen Norma’s father passed away in Corquin, her husband went to help his mother-in-law on the family coffee farms. Norma stayed in the capital with their children to make sure they could go to good schools.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOne of her sons, Donaldo, studied agronomy in Tegucigalpa and decided to go back to Corquin to work on the family farms. He was managing the farms with his grandmother until she passed away in 2013. Donaldo has made a lot of changes to ensure that the farms are more efficient. He has planted a lot of different varieties and decided to grow organic coffee. The whole family decided to rename the farms Sol Naciente and San Rafael.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNorma, who was managing the family business remotely from the capital, joined Donaldo in Corquin when her husband passed away. They have up to 60 employees during harvest time. Their farms are considered coffee schools because many of their employees end up having their own farm, applying what they learned at Sol Naciente and San Rafael to their own practices.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eTraceability and origin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNorma Iris Fiallos owns the farm San Rafael, located in the Los Limos area of Corquin, Copan. 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Honduras, Copan | Norma Iris Fiallos

Processing
Natural
Harvest
February 2019
Altitude
1300  m
Variety
Parainema
Scoring
87.75

Farm - San Rafael

Producers - Norma Iris Fiallos

Taste notes - fudge, chocolate-coated prunes, fresh hazelnuts.

Norma is one of the most innovative coffee producers in the area, with a vast array of different varieties, including ‘’Bourbon’’, ‘’Catuai’’, ‘’Maragogype’’ and ‘’Parainema’’. The farm is settled within a pine forest, which greatly acidifies the soil, giving the coffee a very unique cup profile.

Weight
Quantity
€14,00
Maximum quantity available reached.

We established our partnership with Norma’s farm in 2018 and are still continuing to source coffee from her due to the high-quality standards and consistency she maintains.
An overall sweet cup of coffee. On aroma distinct similarities with the fudge, that if you close your eyes, you can imagine this sweet in front of you. From the first sip, it was like to have a bite of super-ripe red currant full of sun - it had that juiciness and sparkliness, but in the meantime a lot of sweetness. Once it starts to cool down, it transformed more in kiwi like notes. For the natural, we did not get much dried fruits, but the prune was there. Prune covered with milk chocolate, which makes it sweeter and gives silky mouthfeel. In the aftertaste, you can expect Fresh Hazelnuts. There are a lot of silky, soft taste notes, like “debesmannā” and strawberry yogurt.
An overall sweet, silky cup of coffee. 

 

The legend

Norma is a nearly 90-years-old lady. She was born and raised in rural Honduras, in a village between Corquin and la Copan where her grandparents used to live. Her father was a pharmacist who helped provide their village with healthcare. Her mother was a strong woman and the head of the household.

Both Norma’s parents decided to have a farm each with different crops and cattle and they were the first people to introduce coffee farming to the region. They were well respected, and people still talk about them today.

Norma wanted to be a doctor but because of the civil war and for religious reasons, her parents wouldn’t allow her to study medicine. Instead, she studied nursing in Guatemala. She specialized in obstetrics and went to the US and to Puerto Rico to work in social services.

Norma returned to Honduras in her early 30s and spent most of her adult life in the capital, Tegucigalpa, with her husband and their four children. She worked in a government hospital with her husband.

When Norma’s father passed away in Corquin, her husband went to help his mother-in-law on the family coffee farms. Norma stayed in the capital with their children to make sure they could go to good schools.

One of her sons, Donaldo, studied agronomy in Tegucigalpa and decided to go back to Corquin to work on the family farms. He was managing the farms with his grandmother until she passed away in 2013. Donaldo has made a lot of changes to ensure that the farms are more efficient. He has planted a lot of different varieties and decided to grow organic coffee. The whole family decided to rename the farms Sol Naciente and San Rafael.

Norma, who was managing the family business remotely from the capital, joined Donaldo in Corquin when her husband passed away. They have up to 60 employees during harvest time. Their farms are considered coffee schools because many of their employees end up having their own farm, applying what they learned at Sol Naciente and San Rafael to their own practices.

Traceability and origin

Norma Iris Fiallos owns the farm San Rafael, located in the Los Limos area of Corquin, Copan. Norma is one of the most innovative producers in the area, with a vast array of different varieties, including bourbon, catuai, maragogype and parainema. The farm is nestled within a pine forest, which greatly acidifies the soil, giving the coffee a very unique cup profile. The coffee is completely shade grown and the production area represents a fraction of the total land. This lot is Normas parainema which has been natural processed. The cherries were cleaned and sorted prior to being placed on raised beds and dried.