Flavor notes: milk chocolate, roasted almond, green apple, vanilla

Honduras is a small Central American country with its share of problems. The World Bank estimates that in rural areas 20% of Hondurans earn less than $1.90 per day. Country-wide, roads are sub-optimal; many coffee farms in Honduras are accessible only via dirt roads that snake up along mountainsides. Despite these factors, entrepreneurial producers are working toward higher quality, experimenting with new processing techniques and growing high-profile varietals. And they are making an impact in the specialty coffee world!

Our Organic Pacavita was produced by Silvestre Vasquez and Joel Lopez, two farmers who share a philosophy for continuous improvement in coffee quality. Silvestre’s farm sits atop the high altitudes of the Pico Congolon mountain range, nestled between two biological reserves: Reserva Biologica de Opalaca and Reserva Biologica Volcan Pacavita. Joel’s farm, Los Lesquines, has been in the family for four generations, and has cultivated coffee since 1865. Los Lesquines spans around 67 hectares, and includes Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai varieties.

The western region of Honduras where this coffee comes from enjoys distinct rainy and dry seasons. This facilitates the growth of beautiful, ripe cherries that can be washed processed and laid out to dry in the sun after the harvest. The combination of microclimate, rich clay soil, and warm sunlight with careful washed processing composes a symphonic cup profile with bright acidity and notes of milk chocolate, roasted almond, green apple, and vanilla.

*Generally, orders are roasted the following Monday and shipped out (or available for pickup) the next day. Buy 3 bags and get $3 shipping!


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