Roast Coffee Pairing #68: Honduras Santa Barbara Smallholders & Guatemala Finca Candelaria
This week’s pairing is a good expression of the range of flavors in Central American coffees. On one hand we roasted Honduras Santa Barbara Smallholders to a light City+ level to highlight amazing tropical fruit notes and light body. This is a special pooled lot from several small farms and represents quite an exotic profile for a washed Honduran coffee. At the other end of the spectrum is the classic, “crowd-pleaser” Guatemala Finca Candelaria roasted to a more balanced Full City level. I was really trying to draw a distinction between these two coffees with the different roast levels and hope you enjoy tasting the exotic and fruit laden next to the chocolate and bittersweet. Try them separately, or heck, blend them together and have the best of both worlds!