Honduras Organic Santa Maria Doña Aguilar 200g
Whole Bean or Ground
This is a certified organic coffee.
About the Farm:
Yuliana Aguilar manages Finca La Demetrio, a 7 hectare farm located in the town of Santa Maria, El Naranjo. Tucked away in the Cordillera de Montecillos, the farm sits at 1,300 meters above sea level and is planted in a mix of cultivars including Lempira, Catuai and Parainema. They use a water conserving Penagos depulper to remove the fruit and some of the mucilage that is stuck to the seed. But she also employs traditional fermentation too (without water), soaking the coffee for 24 to 36 hours in cement tanks in order to break down the remaining mucilage layer. They cover the fermenting coffee with banana leaves in order to control temperature and consistency from one batch to the next.
The dry fragrance has a clean sweetness that smells a bit like caramel drizzled almonds. The bittering coffee smells hint at roasted nibs in the wet aroma and quickly give way to more of the caramelized sweetness that's sensed in the ground coffee. This coffee cups with clean, mild flavor characteristics, a lighter body than some other Centrals we have, which translates as a more delicate cup profile when taken into account with soft top notes. Hop flower and tea-like aromatics are some of the highlights in the brew, lifted from layers of unrefined sugar sweetness. Brown sugar is one of the stronger flavors and helps connect roasted nut and toffee accents to the bittersweet finish.
Tasting note summary:
By 4th Day Roastery: Caramel drizzled almonds, roasted nibs, hop flower, black tea.
Region: Santa Maria, La Paz
Varietal: Lempira, Catuai, Parainema
Process: Wet process
Harvest: September 2019
Grade: SHB EP
Screen size: 16 - 18
Alt.: 1300 masl
Roasted on order so you'll get the freshest coffee possible!