Photo Credit : Cris Mendoza, Bonaventure Coffee
Bonaventure Coffee Project forges new, sustainable networks for coffee producers affected by the pandemic.
Last year, many roasting companies were affected by the fallout of COVID-19, forcing significant cancellations to purchase agreements with individual coffee producers that were, in turn, left with the majority of their coffee crop. Bonaventure Coffee Project was established to forge new relationships for Honduran coffee producers whose lots were going unsold due to these shifts.
Benjamin Paz, the founder of Bonaventure, connected us to producer Oscar Nunez. While we weren’t anticipating adding another coffee to our lineup, Nunez’s stunning 100% Cataui coffee had us quickly making space, this year and for seasons to come. Though Utopian has not sourced extensively from Honduras in the past, this single variety selection from Oscar marks the beginning of a new chapter in our Latin American sourcing program.