Finca Altos de Erapuca is a relatively new coffee farm which was established in 2008. With an altitude of 1,300 to 1,360 meters, the owner Carlos Efrain Paz Sevilla recognised the farm’s great potential for producing coffee. The Altos farm is located in Copan, on the slopes of Hondura’s second highest mountain, Erapuca. As a volcano like mountain, the land is fertile and soil quality is excellent.
The coffee is fertilised three times per year and the harvest begins in December, but hits full swing in January and February. A combination of two different drying methods is employed, with coffee first drying on the patio until the moisture content reaches 43%, followed by mechanical drying. These are maintained at 35c for a period of 35/45 hours until the moisture content falls to 11-12%.