Introducing the Honduras El Espejo, February’s Coffee of the Month at Campos.
El Espejo (translating to ‘The Mirror’) is a farm in Santa Barbara in Honduras, the region responsible for a number of Cup of Excellence winners.
The farm draws its namesake from its central visual icon; a large white stone perched midway up the hill that catches and brilliantly reflects the light of the sun.
Producer Fredy Leonel Castellanos Hernandez acquired El Espejo from his brother in 2002 which at the time was only producing non-exportable grade coffee. The farm itself spreads across 1 hectare with coffee accounting for half of that. This sits below the global average farm size and so without an economy of scale, Fredi is entirely focused on quality.
We’ve been buying Fredy’s coffees for 4 years which has included both direct lots and also his Cup of Excellence finalist lot in 2019.