Named after a national hero of the same name (b. 17 92 d.1842), the Francisco Morazán department is home to the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. This sector of the country is mountainous and rugged in the extreme, with cloud forests and bioreserves, land of ancient Mayan civilizations. And cradled between the crags, we find the the Guiamaca, Talanga, and Amarateca valleys. Here it is that coffee grows.
Though not yet as well known as other Honduran coffee growing regions, watch for the Francisco Morazán region. High grown, slow-ripening dense beans packed with flavor are helping put it on the map. Coffees from these high and cloud enshrouded valleys are sparkling on cupping tables, being showcased by specialty coffee roasters, and.winning in Cup of Excellence competitions. The characteristic flavor profile for this origin includes great body, sugar-and-nut sweetness, hints of apple and citrus, and cocoa.