Honduran coffee producer and partner of Project Origin, Don Fabio Caballero has taken first place in the Honduras Cup of Excellence program for 2018.
Announced on June 1 in San Pedro Sula, this is the first time renowned producer Don Fabio has claimed the highest award in the Cup of Excellence (COE) program.
The COE-winning coffee scored 93.43 points, one of the highest scores ever awarded in the Honduran chapter of the program.
His winning farm, San Francisco is located in Marcála and sits at an altitude of 1300-1450masl. Having won several awards in past COE events, Don Fabio has refrained from entering competitions for spent several years, focusing on maintaining his farms and embarking on new projects.
His family is no stranger to awards; his daughter Marysabel is a producer of high-quality coffee, having taken first place in the Cup of Excellence (Honduras) program in 2016.
Don Fabio also operates other farms in Marcala, including Las Virginias and Mogola.
Marcala can be quite cold due to its high altitude, which makes it beneficial for the growth and slow development of the coffee. A wide range of premium qualities are produced on these farms, ranging from 84 to 90+ point-scoring coffees.
We are exceptionally proud to be a partner of such a talented and humble producer! Congratulations to all competitors in the Cup of Excellence program.
Project Origin returns to Honduras in a few short months for the ‘Best of Honduras: Late Harvest’ auction program, which will see coffee professionals from all over the world gather to sample and score late-harvest coffees from Marcala and elsewhere in Honduras.
To learn more about Don Fabio’s coffee and to request samples, get in touch.