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This is the second year that we have been working with COMSA, located in the Montecillos region. This company produces certified coffees "Marcala", which has a Denomination of Origin (the 4th of Latin America and the 1st of Central America) since 2005. Marcala is a commune located in the department of La Paz, in the south western Honduras. The certified coffee must be produced at more than 1100m, on 19 referenced communes and obtain more than 80 points.
Several years ago, Marcala owned a large cooperative with many small producers, which, after its break-up, left all of the producer members without a processing plant. It is for this reason that about sixty producers decided to join together to form the private company COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala). Today, more than 700 producers make up this cooperative society in which all employees are producers. They all receive coffee tasting classes, organic farming and the cooperative also subsidizes the education of the children of the community. In addition to producing organically grown coffees, they put a lot of emphasis on the organic farming model and the consumption of organically produced foods. There is also every week a market of organic products in the city of Marcala.
Maria Dolorez Zelaya has been working with her entire family on coffee production for more than 25 years, in an organic production mode. A family of coffee growers for 3 generations, the Zelaya family cultivates 4 hectares of coffee trees in Musula, in the Marcala region (La Paz department).
The family, in addition to coffee, has horticultural productions, flowers, but also some poultry. The coffees are processed on site and dried in the sun on cemented areas.
Maria Dolorez, her husband and 5 children work together. In order to help her family economically, she decided several years ago to become professional in all areas that allowed her to feed her family. She started training with COMSA, the locally established cooperative company that works on organic coffee.