Honduras Manos de Mujer Natural Process Organic
This incredible hand selected coffee comes from our favorite Honduran Co-op and supports several incredible causes! It features a creamy texture and rich body with notes of cherry, black tea, grape juice and milk chocolate
Arrival Date: June 15th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity and quite sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex, lingering sweet finish
Body & Texture: Creamy texture, medium to full body, smooth
Flavors: Cherry, black tea, grape juice and milk chocolate
Grade: SHG – grown at 1482 - 1650 masl
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance (RFA)
Processing: Honey processed (semi-washed), hand-picked, sun dried on raised beds
Varietals: Catuai, Icatu & Ihcafe 90
Roasting: Start at City + (light-medium) or at the tail end of first crack. Go lighter for a tiny bit more sparkling acidity or take it darker to mellow out the fruitiness and add more chocolate. We recommend avoiding roasting into second crack.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: "Here is one of those rare opportunities where all that is good about coffee intersect. Simply a trifecta of: organic farm management practices; traceable to women producers in the Marcala region, a protected designation of origin (DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CAFE DE MARCALA); and a meticulous post-harvest standard of hand sorting cherry, cherry floating to remove less dense and damaged beans, proper fermentation, and long drying times. It starts with a concept called Finca Humana (the Human Farm) at Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA), where the well being of humans is the core objective and educating more than 1,500 producer-members to successfully live in harmony with nature is everywhere. COMSA dedicates funding from the proceeds of coffee sales to run a cutting edge International school dedicated to filling children’s minds with possibility, and training them to be the future leaders of Finca Humana. And COMSA has significantly increased the participation of women within the organization, which has resulted in an active women’s group that processes their own community lots called Manos de Mujer." - Royal Coffee
There's no better feeling for us than supporting a project like COMSA and Manos de Mujer, especially when it's consistently one of the best Honduran coffees we've had year over year! So how's it taste?! The texture is here is quite creamy but with a slightly less full body compared to a fully washed coffee while the sweet fruity flavors linger during the finish. Here again we bump the complexity up a notch to full on funky! Throughout the cup we found notes of cherry, black tea, grape juice and milk chocolate. A super adventurous and unique cup with low acidity and sweet flavors, this coffee is delightful black and perfect for an afternoon iced coffee with just a dab of simple syrup!