GC Coffee is sourced by Melton Trading Co., who work tirelessly to ensure the excellence of every bean. The coffee is grown in the mountain highlands of rural western Honduras at elevations between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. It is single-origin, 100% organic arabica coffee and is hand-cultivated by local workers so that we can bring you the best coffee experience. These beans reach full maturity completely free of pesticides and chemicals before being hand-picked by local workers. This natural environment gives our coffee smoothest flavors and delicious undertones imaginable!
After being harvested, our beans are immediately sent for processing to remove the outer hull and begin the drying process to ensure the best flavor possible. Once the beans are fully dried, they are packaged for export and shipped to the United States for roasting and packaging.
Finca Emilio Rápalo is a tranquil paradise tucked into the mountains of Honduras. As a third-generation coffee farmer, Fredy Rápalo has held true to a long-standing family tradition of agriculture – the fields he works today once belonged to his father. Fredy is the exclusive grower of the beans used in GC Coffee.
Few people are more passionate about their craft than this man, and it shows in every aspect of his coffee growing process. How a coffee bean is shelled, dried, and roasted affects its flavor, and Fredy is meticulous every step of the way.
Unlike many other farms in the area, as you walk his coffee farm, you are greeted by towering old-growth trees. When expanding any portion of the farm, Fredy makes sure that standing timber remains where it’s at. This provides shade for the coffee plants, prevents erosion, and doesn’t needlessly do away with nature. “It affects the flavor of the coffee,” he says. Instead of cutting off old plants at the ground, he trims them with enough left to allow for a new plant to regrow. This disturbs the soil less, allows the existing root structure to hold fast, and speeds up the regeneration process.
Not all coffee farmers trim and fertilize their plants, but Fredy has established it as an important part of his process. Rather than buying commercial organic fertilizers, they built chicken houses. While the chickens are sold off for food when full-grown, their manure is mixed with the hulls removed during the shelling process to formulate a truly organic mixture that’s rich in nitrates and safe for the environment.
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