Honduras Finca El Pimiento Microlot

The sweetness reminds me of brown sugar, and there is an almond milk quality that comes out as it cools. Milk chocolate is also a dominant feature that is up front, as well as follows through to the finish. The acidity is like black tea and the mouthfeel is light, but very pleasant. 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 Jun 7 2013
Lot size 9bags/boxes
Bag size 69.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Grade SHG EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City, but the profile will not be lost at Full City+ sans 2nd crack.
Weight 1
This micro-lot comes to us from Finca El Pimiento, located in western Honduras municipality of Dolores Merendon. This area straddles a declared biological reserve, which reaches altitudes of over 2100 masl, offering great heights for farming coffee. This particular farm sits at 1700 masl, and has plenty of water access from the nearby river. Farmer Melvin Lopez comes from a family of farm workers, and the 18 hectare El Pimiento is divided into several plots for he and his sisters. Much of the farm is planted in apple trees, but Melvin Lopes has a few hectares dedicated to growing coffee, which he plans to pass on to his three sons. He's produced some really great lots, and has placed in the top 3 in the last two COE competitions.
This lot from Fincal El Pimiento has a nice, clean profile with balanced sweetness and acidity. The dry grounds are heavily spiced with a striking smell of clove, as well as all-spice and cinnamon. Spices remain prevalent in the wet grounds, and breaking the crust finds a sweet note of candied almond. This coffee is great brewed, and has a refined cup profile, with a tinge of lemon verbena. The sweetness reminds me of brown sugar, and there is an almond milk quality that comes out as it cools. Milk chocolate is also a dominant feature that is up front, as well as follows through to the finish. The acidity is like black tea and the mouthfeel is light, but very pleasant.