Alto De Los Santos
Caramel, Black Cherry, & Orange
Finca Alto de Los Santos is located in the Corquin region of Copan, Honduars and run by Maria Rosaura Romera & family. The farms sits at 1,350 MASl and totals 18 Ha total with Caturra, Catuai, and Ihcafe90 varietals throughout. This Honey Processed lot is made up from the Caturra Variety and has incredible sweetness, juicy and citrus notes throughout. It has a great body and makes a great drip or pour over coffee.
This offering will only be a round for a short time in very limited supply.
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Honey Natural
Region: Copan, Honduras
Producer: Maria Rosaura Romera & family
Elevation: 1350 meters above sea level
This year's experimental harvest lot is a honey processed coffee from Honduras - "Finca Alto de los Santos". This farm is a certified organic farm run by Maria Rosaura Romera and her family. The farm is planted with diverse vegetation (fruit trees, hardwoods, and evergreens) that offer shade to the coffee and a healthy habitat to various fauna.
The honey process, wherein the pulp is left intact to dry upon the seed focuses on sweetness. This lot is great example of the processing technique, creating a sweet and clean cup profile that offers up flavors of baked apples, caramel, brown sugar, honey, and baking spices in the finish. It has a medium/malic acidity the balances nicely with the heavy, syrupy body.
Maria Rosuara inherited a passion for coffee farming from her parents and she, in turn, passed that love on to her daughter, Lorena. Today, the two produce excellent Natural, Fairtrade Organic-certified coffees at their farm, Finca Alto de los Santos.
Maria and Lorena selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and process it on their farm. They lay cherry to dry and rake it frequently to ensure even drying. It takes approximately 25 to 30 days for cherry to dry.