This lot was produced by somewhat of a power couple in the world of speciality coffee. Marysabel and Moises Herrera have been pushing Honduran coffee forward since the early 2000’s, and their years of success since are testament to their innovation and dedication. Their 150 hectares of land is located around the town of Marcala in the south of Honduras, not far from the border with El Salvador.
Marysabel grew up on a coffee farm near Marcala, and comes from a long line of coffee producers, the Caballeros for which the project is named. Her coffee producing heritage goes back over 100 years, her grandfather Felipe Garcia started producing coffee in the region in 1907. Moises comes from a very different background. He is originally from Guatemala, and met Marysabel while working as an accountant for a Guatemalan coffee exporter in Honduras in the mid 1990’s. Nowadays, the couple continue to complement each other as a business partnership; Marysabel brings the tradition from her generations of experience, while Moises is more of an outsider, always asking why things are done a certain way and trying to push forward. They are responsible for 150 hectares of coffee growing land, and for all coffee processing at their wet and dry mill Xinacla, meaning they have control over every step of the coffee process, from tree to export.