Arbor Day Coffee

The Heritage Coffee Series

Crafted with care,
delivered to your door.

Just like you, we are
passionate about coffee.

And we are equally passionate about the farmers who grow our coffee under the canopy of the rain forest. That’s why we’re raising the bar for the coffee community.

The Heritage Coffee Series is a new line of premium, small-batch coffee originating from producers dedicated to the highest levels of quality and forest sustainability. In return, we are dedicated to ensuring that farm families receive quality pricing — better than fair pricing — for their amazing coffee.

Small Batch No 01

  • Roast: 

  • Flavor Notes: soft orange acidity | tropical fruit | raisin | date | milk chocolate in the finish

  • Origin: Carrizal, Santa Elena, La Paz, Honduras
    Coordinates: 14.1091° N, 87.2432° W

  • Grower: Juan de la Cruz Vásquez

  • Altitude: 1,700 meters

  • Processing: Honey Process

    Through this unique process, red cherries are collected and pulped upon arrival to the wet mill, but mucilage (a sticky, sugary substance within the cherry) remains on the coffee beans and is transferred immediately to the drying beds for 18 days. The various types of coffee varieties will have different results in the stickiness of the mucilage.

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Each unique small batch produced will be a limited quantity available for one time only. A tree is also planted for every 12 oz. bag purchased. Be sure to take advantage of this batch of amazing coffee while you can.

El Naranjo Honduras

Within the rain forest community of Carrizal, you will find El Naranjo.

This 2-acre farm is home to Juan de la Cruz Vasquez and his wife and three children. It is also where the beans from Small Batch No. 01 were grown, harvested, and processed.

Previously, Juan had sold his family's coffee in cherry form to the local middleman for mass processing and market distribution. But the price he was being paid didn’t match the high quality of his organic, shade-grown crop. A few years ago, he began working with Catracha Coffee Company, a local organization dedicated to connecting the Santa Elena coffee growing community with specialty roasters. Juan saw this partnership as a great path to better access to the specialty coffee market — which is how he connected with Arbor Day Coffee.

Through a serious dedication to sustainability, Juan has made several improvements to his farm management practices. He uses lime to control the pH of his soil, fertilizes with organic compost, and applies organic fungicides to control levels of leaf rust — improving the overall health of his farm and the quality of his coffee production. Juan has also begun processing his coffee using his own micro-mill so that he can depulp, ferment, and dry his coffee right onsite. And the extra income he receives for his specialty coffee will be reinvested in the farm, enabling his family to make even more improvements and ensure a better future.

This is the first year Juan has processed enough coffee for a single-producer micro-lot, and we’re excited to share this amazing coffee with all of you.