An inseparable connection exists between mankind and nature. But in this day and age many might argue that modern farming demonstrates a disconnect that fails to honour this sacred relationship. Deforestation, displacement of flower and fauna, intensive cattle farming, chemical fertilisers and pesticides, soil erosion, water pollution…
Finca de Puro Café in Honduras is a co-creation, one that seeks to harmonise Fairtrade Organic coffee farming with nature.
Reforesting with native trees to provide shade
Encouraging the return of native birds and wildflower species
Integrating native bee species and hives
Returning composted coffee cherry pulp as organic fertiliser
Enriching the lives of local species through a natural lagoon
The 5 acre plantation is nestled within the second Puro Rainforest Reserve in Honduras that we have named the Cinnamon Colibri Reserve. Located in a section that had been previously deforested for cattle farming, we want to demonstrate how effective coffee can be as a conservation tool, when the right balance is found.
The co-creators of this project and plantation are: Puro Coffee, COCREBISTOL (Cooperativa Cafetalera Reservas Biológicas Santa Teresa, Ocotepeque Ltda), AESMO (Asociación Ecológica de San Marcos de Ocotepeque), Rio Hondo Microcuenca and EROC (Espacio Regional de Occidente Honduras).