Honduras Cup of Excellence -Finca Ovidio

The cup is very sweet, lushly fruited, and a bit exotic in flavor profile. At City+ the cup achieved a balance between panela-like sweetness, caramel and vanilla, nearly floral, and the tropical fruit notes, guava, peach, strawberry, and slight orange peel citrus notes in the finish. City to City+.
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90.2
  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Farm Gate Yes
Grade SHB
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City. This coffee was consistently good at all the levels I tested
Weight 1
We did not buy a ton of Cup of Excellence lots this year, but I am very happy with the ones we have offered, including this lot from the same region and same mill as our larger lot this year, Beneficio San Vicente. These coffees from the Santa Barbara region have been really nice this year. The farm is called Ovidio, the name of the farmer, Ovidio Gomez Hernandez. It is located in the Las Flores area of Santa Barbara at 1600 meters, planted in the Bourbon-type varietal Pacas, with some Catuai. Finca Ovidio is 4.4 hectares, a good size compared to many of the smallholder coffee farms in the area. Harvest starts in January and ends in May, and the coffee is processed by traditional fermentation; 14 hours on a hot day and 28 hours if the weather is cold.
This is a fantastic cup, featuring a dry fragrance fruited with hints of chirimoya and guava in the light roasts, and caramel custard at darker levels. The wet aroma is beautiful, with these tropical fruit notes as well as hazelnut-vanilla, and a bit of nutmeg-mace on the break. The cup is very sweet, lushly fruited, and a bit exotic in flavor profile. I especially liked the City+ roast, although the lighter City roast had more intense aromatics. At City+ the cup achieved a balance between panela-like sweetness, caramel and vanilla, nearly floral, and the tropical fruit notes, guava, peach, strawberry, and slight orange peel citrus notes in the finish. While this was 11th in the auction, it was my personal #1, a coffee that should have won a Presidential Award in the event for a 90+ lot.