Catracha is the slang word used to identify a Honduran woman. Drop the “a” and replace it with an “o” and you have the slang word for Honduran man.
The Catracha project is the brain child of Mayra Orllena Powell a coffee trader who was born in Santa Elena to a coffee producing family. The idea behind her project is to improve the livelihoods of very small prodcers in her home town of Santa Elena and to support them with information, education and infrastructure so that they can make better coffee that sells for a higher price in the Specialty Coffee markets of North America and Europe. The Catracha project now includes better than 60 small farming families who are all receiving far more than the international fair trade minimum price! The quality of the coffee is excellent and the success of the project continues as new families fall under the umbrella of Catracha every year!
Farm – Maria Elena Vasquez
Region – Santa Elena, Honduras
Tasting notes – Honey, asian pear, layered, walnut, piquant and juicy acidity
Best brew methods – Pour Over and aeropress