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Coffee Review - 93 Points - Year 2020

This year Triple Coffee submitted its micro-lot Japanese Exclusive to Coffee Review's annual report on Washed Coffees from Central America (no Geishas).

The Japanese Exclusive, a rare micro-lot of catuai variety from Finca Cruz Grande, a small 4 acre farm in Honduras.

We are excited to report that our coffee is 2nd on the list with a score of 93 out of 100!  Something notable is that in the top five coffees, 3 are from Taiwan, 2 are from the U.S., and only one is from the San Francisco Bay!  It is also noteworthy that in total 62 coffees (!) were submitted for review.

Here's part of what Coffee Review had to say about our beloved Japanese Exclusive:

"Blind Assessment: Berry-toned, sweetly tart. Raspberry, grapefruit, cashew butter, cedar, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Berry- and citrus-toned finish with hints of cedar and freesia."

You can read the entire review here.

Guess what our new favorite flower is??


The Freesia Flower


You can also find the Japanese Exclusive in our spectacular bundle, The Flight.

We encourage you to read all the Central America Washed Coffees reviews on Coffee Review's site.

More on the Japanese Exclusive:

This amazing coffee is brought to you from a very unique mountain in Central America, Mt. Santa Barbara.  Most coffee growing regions in Central America tend to be westerdly, following the Sierra Madre network of Volcanic Mountains.  Mt. Santa Barbara actually stands alone on the eastern side of the mountain range, giving it more exposure to Caribbean weather systems.  Its rich volcanic soils and its location adjacent to Honduras' largest (and only) lake (Yojoa), create a singular terroir.  It's no surprise that every year approximately half of the Cup of Excellence finalists come from that mountain.

Finca Cruz Grande, Las Flores, Santa Barbara

The place where the Japanese Exclusive is born, including that steep slope in the background.

Many people have asked, "Why Japanese Exclusive"?  The answer is that before Triple Coffee brought it to the US, this coffee was found exclusively in Japan.  In fact a Google search of Olvin Valle Finca Cruz Grande only brought up two Japanese niche roasters.

Olvin Valle, Japanese Exclusive, micro-lot, microlot, Triple Coffee

Here's the man himself, Olvin Valle, with his amazing 2020 micro-lot.



  • soinlxucpa

    Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

  • Margarita Melano

    My favorite coffee!

  • Susan DiJohnson

    I’ve tasted the Pacamara (thanks to Tim) and agree it is delicious and one of the best (of many) coffees I have tried over my numerous years of coffee consumption. Congrats!

  • Jami

    Best news I have heard all day!! Congratulations!! You deserve it!!!

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