Honduras COMSA Marcala

Cooperative: COMSA Region: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras Altitude:1,295 – 1,699 meters Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Catuai & Caturra Certification: Shadegrown, Fair Trade Harvest: December - April Process: Washed, Sun dried In the ...

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Cooperative: COMSA
Region: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras
Altitude:1,295 – 1,699 meters
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Catuai & Caturra
Certification: Shadegrown, Fair Trade
Harvest: December - April
Process: Washed, Sun dried
In the year 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform 
their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico 
Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic 
certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers 
and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was 
granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social 
projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies. The premium also finances 
the construction of kitchens in the schools in support of the Merienda Escolar program that provides 
meals for school children. Royal Coffee New York is proud to support COMSA by purchasing 
their excellent quality, organic and Fairtrade certified coffee.