Santa Barbara, Honduras

El Dorao

Jun 2019

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Journal — June 2019

For our first Producing Country feature, we are excited to work with Benjamin Paz and his roastery El Dorao. Benjamin's family has been growing coffee for generations, and he is currently behind some of the most delicious, exciting coffee projects in Honduras. In addition to producing great coffee, he has also helped transform the way other farmers throughout Honduras grow, process, and sell their coffees.

I love that he always keeps some of the most exciting coffees that he exports to serve in his local cafe. "This year," he told me, "I had some of the same coffees as Heart, Proud Mary, and Ona Coffee at my shop" in Honduras. We can't wait to share more information about the coffee that he will be sharing with us. Stay tuned.

Educate2Envision

Educate2Envision builds schools in rural coffee producing communities in remote regions of Honduras. E2E took notice that not only was Honduras a country largely left off the radar of many foundations when it came to education projects, but also rural youth were not being invested in equally. The projects that did arrive were largely short-term or donation-based. So they set out on a mission to nurture the human capital of rural young leaders and equip them with the tools they need to fight back against poverty through education, community service, and entrepreneurship. Without their program, the average walking distance to the nearest secondary school for most of their students is 4 hours by foot on steep mountain roads or near flood-prone areas. The majority of families earn close to $5/day and the average education level for students’ parents is 3rd grade. Over 80% of E2E's students are the first in their communities to enroll in secondary school.

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