Honduras Santa Barbara (Microlot)Honduras
About the coffee:
Santa Barbara is the name of a region in Honduras, but it is also the name of the mountain range that stretches through this part of the country. This Central American country is very beautiful, with Caribbean Sea Coastlines to the North and Pacific Ocean to the south and plays an important part in South America history.
Honduras sits sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean to the west and Caribbean gulf coast to the East, with Guatemala bordering to the north and Nicaragua to the South.
Unsurprisingly then, this a nation who is serious about producing coffee. Coffee plays an important role in the country’s economy, as does minerals, tropical fruit and sugar cane! Sadly, political instability has resulted in Honduras remaining as one of the world’s poorest nations, with the highest murder rate on the planet.
About the growers:
This is a microlot coffee. This simply means that instead of taking all the coffee from a particular crop, mixing it together, and selling it as one lot, the farm has picked the best of a crop and sold it separately. Harvest is from October to March.
Honduras is beginning to display itself as a leader in speciality coffee. Experimenting with processing methods, have meant a number of Honduran producers offering multiple processing methods from the same producer; an exciting prospect for the discerning coffee roaster.
A good bodied medium acidic coffee useful for blending purposes. Tasting notes result in:
- Fruity fragrance
- With peach and strawberry notes.
- It leaves a wonderful creamy, long and complex aftertaste.
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