Anytime we see Single Farm and Microlot in the same sentence, we do a little happy dance inside. We have carried honey processed Honduran coffee in the past, but this is our first yellow honey and our first time featuring this grower. Roberto Rene González knows his stuff when it comes to coffee. Not only does he own Finca Liquidámbar, but he is also the general manager of RAOS (Cooperativa Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra), whose mill was used in processing this coffee. This coffee is certified Organic as well as Fair-Trade, so you can’t go wrong there.
Does all that expertise make for a great cup…Absolutely it does! This selection is delightfully bright and pleasantly sweet but has a lovely depth that keeps you wanting more. In the cup, we noted ripe nectarine and crisp limeade, rounded with luxurious roasted fig and caramel. All in all, delectably delicious!
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Arrival Date: December 15th, 2022. Harvest year: 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Bright and sweet.
Balance & Finish: Balanced, smooth, nutty finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied and creamy
Flavors: Roasted fig, nectarine, pastry & limeade
Grade: SHB, grown at 1510 masl
Processing: Pulped natural (Honey) and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications: Organic & fair trade
Grower: Finca Liquidámbar | Roberto Rene González
Region: Guascotoro, San José, La Paz, Honduras
Varietals: Bourbon, Catuai, and Pacas
Recommended Roast Range: City to Full City+ (Light to Medium-Dark)
We like this coffee best at Full City (Medium, between first and second crack), but it will perform well nearly anywhere in the Light to Dark spectrum. Lighter roasts accent bright acidity through notes of lime zest and juicy nectarine. Darker roasts will lose brightness in favor of body as well as bringing out more of the roasted fig.
Royal Coffee - "HONDURAS FT ORGANIC LIQUIDAMBAR YELLOW HONEY is produced by Roberto Rene González and milled as a single farm micro-lot at RAOS (Cooperativa Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra) where Roberto is a member and the general manager. Roberto and his family own a 37 acre farm called Finca Liquidámbar located in the community of Guascotoro within the municipality of San Jose in the department of La Paz, Honduras. Roberto was one of the first in his community to earn a university degree. After graduating with a degree in business management, Roberto returned home to manage RAOS and to help his family run the coffee farm. Roberto is currently working to get 19 acres of his farm formally recognized as a biological reserve. The goal is for the reserve to become a destination for tourism in the area. Finca Liquidámbar provides year-round employment to 7 people and another 30 people during the harvest. Roberto, his wife Odalma and their two children partner with local schools and local organizations for road improvements and youth activities.”