Honduras Finca Mi Esperanza Microlot Organic

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This incredible microlot from Finca Mi Esperanza in Marcala, Honduras is "honey" processed; a semi-washed method that really brings out the subtle complexities and flavors in this delicious coffee. Arrival Date: September 9th, 2016 Acidity & Brightness: Lower...
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This incredible microlot from Finca Mi Esperanza in Marcala, Honduras is "honey" processed; a semi-washed method that really brings out the subtle complexities and flavors in this delicious coffee.

Arrival Date: September 9th, 2016

Acidity & Brightness: Lower acidity yet still bright and sweet

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex and twisty, a bit spicey with a clean finish

Body & Texture: Light to medium body, clean texture

Flavors: Orange, cherry and cinnamon 

Grade: SHG – Strictly High Grown

Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, Microlot

Processing: Honey Processed (semi-washed), hand-picked, solar dried

Varietals: Pache, Lempira, Catuai 

Roasting: Start at City + (light-medium) and go a bit darker as desired. We find it best not to go any darker than Full City + (medium dark) or you lose some of sweet, crisp notes.

Recommendation: For folks who enjoy a slightly different cup of coffee with a bit more complexity than the average Central American coffee. 

Our Review: This delicious microlot comes from a small farm Finca Mi Esperanza is owned by Rosa Elia Marquez Calix and her family has been in coffee for 3 generations. She takes a very hands-on and personal approach to her coffee production and even has her own solar dryer that she uses to ensure the coffee is dried to the optimal moisture level. She's passionate about the fact that her farm is 100% organic and she believes that responsible farming is what makes her coffee so unique. "Mi Esperanza" translates to "my hope", a name Rosa chose because she believes hope and faith are the things that get her through tough times and allow her to be her best.

This coffee is also "Honey" processed, a semi-washed method unique to the Americas, much the same way Wet-hulling is the common semi-washed method practiced in Indonesia. Honey is a term commonly used to refer to the mucilage on the bean, which is a sweet and sticky layer of the coffee cherry between the beans and the pulp. When Honey processing is used, some or all of this stuff (the "Honey") is allowed to dry on the bean before it is finally washed off later. This results in a bean that is lower in acidity than traditional washed methods with more complex, fruity flavors.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.

Shipping

We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.

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