Honduras Finca La Rosa Organic Microlot
This microlot from Finca La Rosa is fantastic! Farmer Catalina Rodriguez cares deeply for her coffee and it shows. Full bodied, balanced and sweet with a crisp front end, you'll enjoy the notes of red delicious apple, black cherry and apricot.
Arrival Date: June 30th, 2017
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp and sweet
Balance & Finish: Very balanced, lingering finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture
Flavors: Red delicious apple, black cherry and apricot
Grade: SHG – Altitude: 1524 masl
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade
Processing: Fully washed, hand-picked, sun dried
Roasting: Start at City Plus (light-medium) and go a bit darker as desired. Go a bit lighter for more crisp bite and darker for a sweeter cup with a touch more body. You can take this offering as dark as Full City + with good results, but we don't recommend going darker. This coffee roasts very evenly.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!
We love coffee with a story and Catalina Rodriguez’s story starts with opportunities. She lived a life of extreme poverty until one day Catalina met representatives from the MARGOAS project. During their meeting she was asked if she would be interested in planting coffee seedlings and was offered a loan. Her first planting was almost lost entirely but Catalina decided to convert to organic production at the suggestion of COMSA's agronomist (you may recognize this co-op as they produce amazing coffee which we carry frequently). They recommended that she fertilize the estate with a mixture of coffee pulp, manure and various compost. The organic seed has shown her that the compost has a more lasting effect and produces a stronger, greener, and more productive plant in a more environmentally friendly manner.
It's obvious Catalina has cultivated a relationship with her coffee and cares deeply for it as the cup is absolutely stellar. It's warm and sweet with a slightly crisp front end. Full bodied and balanced, its got a nice creamy texture and notes of red delicious apple, black cherry and apricot. This coffee is incredibly versatile and makes for a perfect morning cup as well as a sweet and refreshing iced coffee. We find the flavors shine through best in the City + to Full City range (light medium to medium). Don't miss this coffee, it's incredible!