The history of this coffee
Finca El Puente – “Java”
The Java variety has a long history of cultivation, it is a selection of one or more indigenous Ethiopian varieties. As the name indicates, the variety was introduced to the island of Java directly from Ethiopia by the Dutch at the beginning of the 19th century, more precisely by the Dutch researcher P.J.S. Cramer in 1928. Once the seeds were in Java, in addition to the ease of reproduction, it was discovered their strong resistance to leaf rust where other varieties of Arabica had faltered.
It was initially thought to be a selection of the Typica variety, but the genetic fingerprint of the molecular markers revealed that Java is a selection of an indigenous Ethiopian population called Abysinia.
The leaves of the tree are bronze colored (in the early years) and are known to be highly productive and resistant to the most common diseases. The beans obtained from this variety have an oblong shape and have a morphological similarity with the Typica, but in reality its origin is more direct, and in this sense it is similar to the story of the origins of GeIsha.
FINCA EL PUENTE – “Geisha”
The Geisha variety now renowned all over the world, after the great exploits obtained in Panama by this variety originally from Ethiopia, also arrives in Honduras receiving the attention and care of the Caballero family, immediately obtaining one of the most exclusive geishas in the world , reaching a score in the cup equal to 91 SCA points and winning the cup of excellence in 2016. Results that can only be achieved with great knowledge of one's work combined with the love and passion that is put into every day in carrying out all operations.
FINCA EL PUENTE – “Mokka”
Mokka (sometimes Moka) comes from Yemen and is one of the oldest known coffee varieties in the world, it is a short tree with small berries and leaves and is known for its small, round shape of the bean and is sometimes called "Ismaili "in the Yemeni language.
The Mokka variety is a mutation of the Typica that is commonly grown in Brazil and Hawaii, it is not a very resistant variety to the most common diseases and has a low productivity.
Outside of Yemen, coffee was called Moka, not because it tasted of chocolate as is sometimes thought, but because all the coffee that was exported from the 15th century to the end of the 18th century was exported through the port of Moka.
Our Mokka coffee comes from Honduras, carefully produced by the Caballero family, who have been working for years in experimenting and adapting varieties at their renowned Finca el Puente farm.
Enjoy this taste, discover the different characteristics of each single botanical variety of the cooffea arabica, starting with one of the oldest existing varieties