Los Yoyos, Santa Barbara, Honduras
Cup of Excellence Winner. Fragrant and clear, fresh cacao and slight orange, rich deep and balanced with a lapsang tea silky finish. One 12oz bag of whole bean coffee.
- Origin: Honduras
- Region: Santa Barbara
- Micro Region: Las Flores
- Farm/Co-op/Farmer: Eulogio Martinez
- Varietals: Pacamara
- Altitude: 1400 m
- Processing: Fully washed
The villages Cielito, Cedral and Las Flores follow one after another along the mountain range in Santa Barbara. Grown on this hillside is mostly Pacas, a coffee species akin to Bourbon, as well as Yellow Catuaí and Pacamara. It is challenging to process coffee cherries in areas like these, which are close to the jungle and thus, to rain. The drying process, in particular, is especially demanding. But when these processes are precisely controlled, seemingly problematic factors (like drying under challenging conditions) are what make coffee from this area particularly interesting. The coffee produced here cups with flavor attributes not found anywhere else in Central America.
To produce coffee that tastes fruity is not very complicated. But to produce coffee that is clean, clear, fresh and fruity – that’s an art.