We met Moisés Herrera and Marysabel Caballero, owners of Finca El Puente, in 2005. Since then, they have become like family, and their constant pursuit of coffee perfection inspires us year after year. This year’s harvest has rich notes of almond, accented by brown sugar, and finishes with a baked apple flavor.
Finca El Puente is owned by Marysabel Caballero and her husband, Moisés Herrera. Marysabel is a third-generation coffee farmer. Her maternal grandfather, Felipe García, established coffee farms and passed them down to his daughter, Sandra, who shares ownership with her husband, Fabio. Moisés grew up in Guatemala and trained as an accountant. After school, he worked for a Guatemalan coffee company, but his curious nature pushed him to look beyond the books and learn multiple facets of the business. Recognizing his cross-functional value, the company sent him to Honduras in the 1990s to manage their coffee operations and this eventually led him to invest in some land in Chenacla. Shortly after, he married Marysabel and they established the land as a coffee farm, together. They dedicated themselves to producing the highest-quality coffee they could, and when they heard about the first coffee quality contests in Honduras, they entered their lots. Right away, their coffee started to win prizes, and coffee from Finca El Puente began an impressive winning streak that continues to the present day.
Today, Finca El Puente is one of the most innovative farms in the world, growing exotic coffee varieties under unique conditions, testing experimental processing techniques, and generally pushing every aspect of coffee production to improve the coffee and the farm itself. They push their potential as employers as well, employing farm workers year-round, making improvements in housing, and investing in schools for their employees and greater community.