Coffee in Honduras: Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, & Culture

Marcala, Honduras

May 19 - 26, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8
Coffee in Honduras: Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, & Culture
Marcala, Honduras

May 19 - 26, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

Coffee. It’s loved around the world, and you might be someone who’s loyal to their daily cup of coffee (or should we say, cups?). We hear about fair trade coffee and we know coffee is grown in lots of different countries. But we’re so far-removed from what it takes to cultivate our daily cup. Join ExplorEquity for an incredible experience in Honduras where you’ll step in the soil that nourishes coffee trees, smell the coffee beans in your hand, feel the sun in a greenhouse where coffee is roasted and place your hands on those beans, hear the stories of the farmers and their families, and sip an afternoon cup of coffee right on the farm that grew it. You’ll participate in a coffee tasting experience with a certified coffee grader, trying different coffees and closing your eyes to try and identify what notes you’re tasting on your tongue- hmm, is that chocolate?

While exploring coffee production in Honduras, we’ll also learn about how climate change has affected the farmers. With coffee prices reaching a historic low in the last few years, and the impact of an aggressive coffee leaf rust disease affecting the coffee plantations, farmers have had to find creative ways to keep their farms working and supplement their incomes through various means including agritourism. Throughout the trip, you’ll have meaningful conversations with local farmers and entrepreneurs and hear their stories. And woven throughout every experience are opportunities to learn about the culture of this beautiful country, including the culture of the Lenca people, Honduras’ largest indigenous group. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience nature through kayaking in a channel connected to a large lake, hiking to a pond with stunning blue water that was considered a sacred place by the Lenca people, and by birdwatching in a nature preserve.

Beyond this once in a lifetime experience with coffee, you’ll be immersed in a beautiful country that doesn’t receive enough international tourism but has so much to share. Your presence will directly support the community-based tourism efforts of local entrepreneurs to showcase their rich culture and history. And your dollars will benefit the local economy as we stay in locally-owned hotels and work with local businesses and organizations. You’ll meet like-minded travelers who care about their impact and will walk away with amazing new connections.

At the end of this experience:

1. You’re going to feel knowledgeable about the themes of coffee, climate change, entrepreneurship, and culture in Honduras.

2. You’re going to have a defined personal takeaway of what this learning means to you.

3. You will feel part of a community that cares about their impact as a traveler.

Join us for this unforgettable curated experience that has never been offered before. Space is limited as this is a small-group experience.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
    Includes airport transfers
  • Activities and visits
  • Translation
  • Meals
    16 meals included, 2 lunches and 2 dinners not included
  • Local host and guide
  • Pre-trip materials
    Reading list, packing list, and other orientation materials to be provided
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks

Available options

Your Organizer

ExplorEquity is a social impact travel company that brings awareness to global equity issues by curating immersive experiences. Our experiences highlight significant issues such as food systems, sustainability, social justice, and responsible travel.