Tea and Coffee Merchants

Honduras La Ruda (Fairly Traded & Organically Grown)



We are the official sponsor of this family run coffee farm and are proud to be the only United Kingdom stockist of this delicious Honduran bean. Medium roasted with distinct chocolate undertones.



This coffee is organically grown in the shade, at an altitude of 1300m in the volcanic soils of the Ocopeque mountains, West Honduras. The result is a delicious & versatile coffee that boasts a creamy body, with flavours of chocolate and a fragrance of honey, complimented with a lively acidity.

Located in the West of Honduras. This relatively small family run farm dedicated to growing coffee, produces around 2500 kilos of green beans in a harvest. The producer and owner of La Ruda, is a lady called Rina Mejia.

“My farm is located in La Labor. It is a plot of 1.4 ha which has belonged to us since the time of my grandfather Alejandro Arita, who named it “La Ruda”. For two years I planted tomatoes and chilli pepper. Then I decided to grow coffee and that was the best decision I ever made.”

By entering into a long term agreement with Rina to purchase her crop, we can guarantee quality coffee exclusively stocked by ourselves and ensure that La Ruda’s coffee is purchased fairly & ethically.

Tea Grade

G.F.O.P. Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe F.O.P. with golden tips (the tiny, undeveloped buds)
. T.G.F.O.P. Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
F.O.P. with lots of golden tips. Considered very good quality.
F.T.G.F.O.P. Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
F.O.P. of superior quality. Sprinkled with ‘gold dust’!
S.F.T.G.F.O.P. Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe With such a name, this has to be the ultimate!
O.P. Orange Pekoe: Usually long think whole leaf, harvested after the buds are opened. This does not contain ‘golden tips’.
P. Pekoe: Whole leaf that tends to be shorter and slightly coarser than O.P
G.F.B.O.P. Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
T.G.F.B.O.P. Tippy Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
T.G.B.O.P. Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
G.B.O.P. Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
F.B.O.P. Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
B.O.P. Broken Orange Pekoe – the most widely sold grade of tea
B.O.P.F. Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings – the finest siftings.