Home to an estimated 110,000 coffee farming families, Honduras is the largest coffee producing country in Central America. Unsurprisingly, coffee plays a vital role in the nation’s economy and, along with bananas, accounts for 50 percent of the country’s yearly exports.
Despite this fact, and due to a lack of investment and infrastructure, Honduras has historically been known more for the volume of coffee produced as opposed to the quality, especially when compared with its Central American neighbors. However, Honduras has huge potential for improvements, and signs in recent years have been extremely positive as the specialty coffee sector in the country grows.
Westrock works with Honduran farmers to improve agricultural practices including picking and drying methods. This has increased overall cup quality and revenue with our partners at this particular origin.