Регіон: Marcala, La Paz
Різновид: Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon
Висота: 1200 – 1650
Located in the South west of Honduras, Marcala is located in the Department of la Paz about 100 kilometers west of the Capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. The region is known for coffee production, boasting the first “protected origin denomination” for coffee, and is part of the Lenca trail, a government and UN initiative to support tourism to the Lenca communities. The Lenca are an indigenous people whose name means “Mountain of the Tiger”. Lenca people live mainly off the produce of their farms. Over the years, they have managed to retain many of their traditions. For Lenca, community is a key concept. Land is held in communal ‘property’ and they expect all members of the community to participate in communal efforts. The Lenca people grow coffee and other crops, but coffee is the main source of income.