Your tour begins high in the mountains, at the plant nursery where young plants are nurtured until they are ready to become a part of the Finca. From here you will wander down the well groomed trails that meander through the lush, green foliage of the rainforest canopy. You will be awestruck by the breathtaking beauty of the tropical rainforest and be able to observe the abundant bird and butterfly populations. We will show you the growing, harvesting, and processing from bean to cup.
Next, you will take a short trek to the processing facilities where you will find very modern and efficient equipment that gets the beans ready for sun drying. after the drying process is complete, a special climate controlled storage area allows coffee to mature into a wonderfully mellow bean. Your final destination is the roasting plant. The aroma of roasting coffee will dazzle your senses. It is here the magic takes place. Finca Santa Isabel uses time honored roasting techniques specific to each coffee blend, which combine temperature and time. This process produces the “medium-dark“ grade that is best suited to Honduran highlands coffee.
Of course, since coffee is best consumed as soon as possible after the roasting process, filling orders is strictly on a demand basis. Coffee is immediately packaged in specifically designed bags to prevent introduction of oxygen and maintain moisture, then rushed to the customer. This attention to freshness allows a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.