Country of Origin : Honduras
Location : Siguatepeque, Comayagua
Farm : Finca Cerro Azul
Producer : Mierisch Family
Variety : Red Catuai, IHCAFE, Lempira
Altitude (MASL) : 1.450 - 1.900
Coffee of the month in September comes from Cerro Azul farm, located near Azul Meambar National Parks in Siguatepeque, Honduras. Cerro Azul was abandoned until 2011 when Mierisch family started their project to renovate it and bring back to the working state. This farm is located close to Yojoa lake, making it perfect microclimate for growing high quality coffees.
Mierisch family specialise in coffee planting for 4 decades and runs 11 farms altogether in Nicaragua and Honduras. One of the most popular ones is El Limoncillo, which was established in 1908. Mierisch are well respected coffee farmers in the area and are known for experimenting with varieties, growing methods and processing methods. Erwin Mierisch, referred by locals as Doc (used to be a doctor), says his veins are filled with coffee. He is highly engaged in Cup of Excellence competitions and thinks that only hard work is the way to success. And that motivates the entire family.