Honduras Liquidámbar

(1 customer review)

This single-origin Honduran speciality coffee is an organic coffee that boasts rich milk chocolate, spiced orange, and dried fruit tasting notes. This is an intense and full-bodied coffee with a great aroma!

We love drinking this coffee as an espresso, but it is a flexible coffee that can be brewed however you like. It particularly makes a great pour over, too!

Taste Profile: Chocolate, Raisin, Spiced Orange

About Honduran Coffee Beans

This Honduran speciality coffee hails from Honduras’s Cordillera de Montecillos mountain range, which sits in the La Paz Department of Honduras – about 75km away from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. It is grown by Finca Liquidámbar, which was set up by a pioneering group of individuals (most of whom work for Cocafelol cooperative) who are passionate about organic coffee production. They turn coffee waste into organic fertilizer; with pulp developed compost processed by Californian red worm. They also use the mucilage to make different products that serve as foliar fertilizer to the farm. Some experiments they have made with organic fertilizer have been so successful they have brought the technique to Cocafelol Cooperative and rolled them out to other organic coffee producers.

The farm employs 18 members of staff and 12 more in the harvest. Until recently, this was spread across 28 hectares of production, but this has now grown into 45 acres with coffee trees following a programme of new planting, with the remaining 15 hectares under their ownership remaining dedicated forest.

The coffee is picked by hand on the farm and then immediately transported to Beneficio San Marcos for processing. Here, they have renovated their processing abilities to wash and ferment the cherry for 10 hours before transporting and density-sorting via water channels.

The beans are then dried on tarpaulins, raised beds, or poly tunnels (dependent on volume) for around 10 days. Storage and dry milling is also conducted on site, giving them the maximum amount of control of quality.

These Honduran coffee beans offer a rich and warming coffee with tasting notes of spiced orange, milk chocolate, and raisin. It’s a very versatile coffee but works especially well in milk-based espresso drinks. It can also be brewed as a pour over, with a Cafetiere, an AeroPress, or with a Moka pot.

Due to it’s Christmassy tasting notes, this Honduran coffee was our Santa’s Bean for Christmas 2023. However, it was so popular that we decided we just had to keep it on as a single-origin coffee.

Country: Honduras
Region: La Paz Department
Farm: Finca Liquidámbar
Variety: Bourbon, Catui, Caturra, Tipica, Pacas
Altitude: 1500 – 1650 masl
Process: Washed


Coffee Recipe

We have enjoyed this Honduran speciality coffee as a flat white.

Espresso Recipe:

  • 19g dose of coffee in
  • 42g out
  • Extraction time of 25-30 seconds

You can then either drink this as an espresso, or top up with some textured milk for a flat white, cappuccino, latte or add some chocolate for a delicious mocha.


Origin of Honduras Coffee Beans

Coffee has been a central part of Honduran culture and its economy for over two centuries. The initial introduction of coffee into Honduras is attributed to traders and travellers who brought the precious seeds from the neighbouring countries in the 18th century.

Nestled in the heart of Central America, the unique combination of Honduras’ fertile soil, high altitude, and tropical climate offers the perfect conditions for cultivating exceptional coffee. The country’s coffee production primarily occurs in regions such as Copán, Montecillos, Agalta, Comayagua, and El Paraiso.

Honduran coffee beans are known for its rich flavour profile, often exhibiting notes of caramel, cocoa, and tropical fruits. Despite its high-quality beans, Honduran coffee remained in the shadows of its neighbouring countries’ more famous coffee productions for many years.

However, in recent times, the wonderful taste and quality of Honduras coffee have gained global recognition, making it one of the most sought-after coffee origins in the world.

Processing method


Roast level



Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso machine, Moka pot, Pour over/filter


Central America

Taste profile

Chocolate, Raisin, Spiced Orange


Intense & Full bodied

Product Reviews

1 review for Honduras Liquidámbar

  1. bethanymaydavies

    This is mine and my boyfriends’ favourite coffee. Had it as the Santa’s Bean and have kept drinking it ever since. 10/10!

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