Rogue Wave Coffee - Honduras, La Fincona
Tasting notes: Mandarin | Limeade | Strawberry | Peach
Farm: La Fincona
Farmer: Isaias Fernandez
Region: Santa Barbara, Honduras
Harvest: Jan-June 2020
Elevation: 1600 MASL
More about Isaias Fernandez and La Fincona
Isaias is a third-generation coffee farmer and works side-by-side with his brother, Nahun, and his father, Andres, at the family’s farm and processing facility, where coffee cherries are pulped and parchment is dried in a solar drier.
Both he and his brother were both born and raised at the farm, Don Andres (named after their father), so the family literally live and breathe coffee. Whereas Nahun continues to reside at Don Andres, Isaias lives with his family closer to Las Flores, where Isaias’ children attend school.
Don Andres (the farm) was first planted in 1974 and Andres (the man) continues to be an active part of coffee production. While each man manages his own plantation on the farm, they share the processing and drying facilities and plan to build more drier space to improve the drying capacity and quality. Another goal of theirs is to plant more experimental varieties, such as gesha.