Tierra Lenca is a women-led group of coffee farmers who are based in the highlands of the Opalaca region. Coffees from Opalaca, which lies to the east of Copán, are known for their complex flavours.
While the group started life in Tres Cruces, it has since spread to share its knowledge and expertise with other coffee-growing communities in Opalaca. Several villages from Erandique in particular have benefited from Tierra Lenca’s ongoing efforts to drive up quality. These have included the introduction of new processing methods, trade opportunities, and community projects.
As a women-led group of farmers, we find Tierra Lenca to be particularly inspiring. Over the years, they have consistently demonstrated how quality can be improved by empowering women to actively participate in decision-making.
Tierra Lenca, Women in Coffee Group, Tres Cruces, Lempira, Honduras
1600 – 1800 MASL
IH90 (20%), Catuai (20%), Catimor (40%), Typica/Lempira/Caturra/Bourbon (20%)
15g (or 1× Brew-bag)
50ml for 30 secs