Located slap-bang in the middle of Central America, Honduras has long suffered from an image problem. Gang violence, political instability, corruption, and crippling poverty rates have long plagued the country of 9.5 million inhabitants. But what is less known is that Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Mesoamerica, the third-largest in the Americas, and among the world’s top five.
Fifteen of Honduras’ 18 departments are home to large coffee plantations, with more than 105,000 farmers working with the crop. Production hit a peak at the end of 2019.