Honduras – Miriam Elizabeth Perez Zelaya

Inspired by her grandfather since the age of 6, Miriam Elizabeth Pérez Zelaya became a pioneer in organic coffee farming in Marcala, Honduras. In 1993, she helped form the first cooperative for exporting organic coffee in the region, and played a key role in leading to Honduras' first certified organic coffee shipment to Germany.

Her farm, 'Finca Clave de Sol,' is renowned for its diverse fruit cultivation and sustainable practices, including contour farming, organic composting, and tree planting. Miriam's commitment to organic farming reflects her dedication to preserving nature, a principle encapsulated in the 'Spiral of Life,' a concept symbolized by her farm's name.

Almond, Cacao, Honey, and Kiwi

Coffee Information

Origin Honduras
Variety Mixture of Varieties
Process Natural
Farmer / Producer Miriam Elizabeth Pérez Zelaya
Region Marcala
Sub-region La Paz
Association Treble Clef
Farm Finca Clave de Sol (Sol Clef)
Agricultural Practice Regenerative + Biodynamic
Elevation (MASL) 1300-1560
Origin Cup Score 85.5
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    • Farmer/Producer Relationship Length with BLCC: 1 year
    • Farm Gate (price paid to farmer): $4.50 (per lb)
    • Fairtrade Premium (source: fairtrade.net): $1.95 (per lb)
    • Percent above Fairtrade Premium: 231%
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