Honduras San Vicente Cielito Lindo Organic
This special offering is a choice selection from the San Vicente coop. It's surprisingly complex for a Honduran coffee which makes it unique and refreshing! Crisp with a sweet undertone and a lingering almond finish, it features notes of dark chocolate, green apple and just a touch of lemon.
Arrival Date: April 1st, 2020
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp with a sweet undertone
Balance & Finish: On the complex side, lingering almond finish
Body & Texture: Creamy texture, rich body
Flavors: Notes of dark chocolate, green apple, mild lemon and almond
Grade: SHG – Grown at 1600 masl
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade
Processing: Fully washed, hand-picked, sun dried
Varietals: Pacas, Catimor, Catuai, Bourbon
Roasting: Start at Full City (medium) and go a bit darker as desired. Go a bit lighter for more tart, crisp bite and darker for a sweeter cup with more dark chocolate notes.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!
San Vicente, who began exporting coffee in 2001, was started by the Paz family. Since then the coffees grown in the area of Santa Barbara have become world famous for their quality. The exceptional nature of these coffees can be attributed to fertile volcanic soil and the microclimate caused by Lake Yojoa at the base of the mountain. In 2014, Fidel Paz coordinated over 80 families in creating an organic and fair trade cooperative. The coop prides themselves in producing a high quality, sustainable product while rewarding the members with better prices for their families.
This special selection from the coop is a bit more complex than Honduran coffees we've grown accustomed to which I'll admit is a refreshing change! It's got a crisp front end with a sweet undertone and a lovely almond finish. Full bodied and creamy, we love the notes of dark chocolate and green apple with just a touch of mild lemon.