Compelling smells in dry fragrance and wet aroma, and potent sweetness and fruited flavors in the cup; turbinado sugar, molasses, tangerine, orange peel, finishing notes of rue and a clove spice. City to Full City.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||June 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Catimor, IHCAFE 90, Lemipa|
|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City|
This coffee is from a small producer group in the village of El Sute, Comayagua. This mountainous region sees some of the higher altitude farms that we have access to in Honduras, El Sute nearing 1700 meters above sea level. There are 14 farmer families in total who deliver their coffees together and that make up this 8 bag lot. They're growing mostly modern disease-resistant hybrids like IHCAFE-90, Lempira and Catimor but the cup has surprising fruited character rather than herbals, and impressive sweetness from front to finish. This is definitely one of our more unique Honduran coffees right now, and a stand out Central American coffee in general.
This small lot from Grupo El Sute lets off compelling smells in dry fragrance and wet aroma. Baking spices and fruit, sweet herbals and cooked sugars are attention grabbing and are an accurate precursor to the brewed coffee. This is a really complex coffee, and not just for Central America. Fruited characteristics are potent at City and Full City, as is a dark sugar compound that has elements of turbinado, molasses and palm sugar. As the cup cools off, a citrus note is quite a highlight at City/City+ and comes off like tangerine replete with grabby acidity. Full City roasts have a core bittersweetness that and a flavor of chocolate and orange peel. There is a retronasal response in the finish that has aromatic elements of rue and a clove spice capping off an already complex web of flavors.