Honduras Dolores Merendon

Dolores Merendon cups with good up-front sweetness, even when hot, and against a backdrop of raw almond. Light and dark roasts have lots of well developed sugars and fruited notes of fresh pear, apple, and apricot begin to show up as the temperature cools a bit. Dark roasts also have a pine flavor that verges on green herbs such as tarragon. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Jul 1 2013
Lot size 60bags/boxes
Bag size 69.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Grade SHB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations This is a versatile coffee that will show well from City+ to Full City+.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
The municipality of Dolores Merendon is part of the greater Department of Ocotepeque. It's a relatively small area divided into two villages, and has less than 100 coffee producers. In 2009 a portion of these producers came together and formed "Dolores Cafetalera Associative Merendon", a cooperative of sorts focused on enhancing the production of specialty grade coffee in order to build out their ability to completely process their own coffee. So far they've built a wet mill onsite with the profits they've made and are currently working on constructing a drying operation. This particular coffee is a blend of micro-lots from 6 producers in the area. The villages are located within the Biological Reserve Guisayote and these farms average around 1650 masl.
There's an aroma of malted, unrefined sugars in the dry fragrance that is like sucanat. Dark roasts have notes of almond and aromatic cedar and retain a molasses sweetness. Pouring hot water brings on a very sweet smell of caramel, marzipan and dark cherry. Full City roasts also have an aroma of browning butter and the break is nutty in both light and dark roasts, with raw walnut and hazelnut. Dolores Merendon cups with good up-front sweetness, even when hot, and against a backdrop of raw almond. Light and dark roasts have lots of well developed sugars and fruited notes of fresh pear, apple, and apricot begin to show up as the temperature cools a bit. Dark roasts also have a pine flavor that verges on green herbs such as tarragon. The body of Dolores Merendon has depth, the mouthfeel is silky, and there are no surprises in the finish - just a sweetness that lingers on through to the long aftertaste. This is an all-around solid brewed coffee.