Arnold Paz is a producer from Santa Barbara, Honduras. He is co-owner of Finca San Jose Farm with his father Arnold Sr. As an Agricultural engineer, Cup Of Excellence international juror, Q grader, & Five star cupper; Arnold has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he not only applies to his carefully organized farm, but that he also uses to help others that are looking to improve the quality and production of their land. Arnold & his father have a deep knowledge in coffee, from tree to cup.
Arnold has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he not only applies to his carefully organized farm, but that he also uses to help others that are looking to improve the quality and production of their land.
It is this knowledge and his willingness to help that first brought us together. In 2007, while I was training a Farm and Cafe in Copan Ruinas area of Honduras, our mutual friend and manager of the farm, Guillermo, asked Arnold to provide any translation that was needed to the attendees. from here we formed a friendship that continues to grow every year and every harvest! I and many others in Honduras and beyond have learned so much from Arnold, that I really cannot thank him enough! We have forged ahead through good times and bad, as any real relationship does; even finding a way thru the Roya fungus devastation 3 years ago that destroyed 50% of the farm, which today is back producing delicious coffees with healthy plants!
I am thankful to count his family as mine own, and we look to continue to support them over the years, as we continue to promote quality and innovation.
Look for a new lot we worked on with him this harvest – La Perla, named for his mother ( though she admits it isn’t her favorite coffee on the farm, she is still happy for the naming!). This is a uniquely processed coffee that brings out truly wondrous flavors and stands as an interesting contrast to the flavors of the San Jose. We have this short video to share with you that showcases Arnold’s knowledge, and he explains how he processes his coffee at Finca San Jose.