Pacas and Yellow Catuai Washed (Las Flores, Honduras)
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Triple Coffee's direct relationship with coffee producers strikes gold, again.
We are the first (and quite possibly the only) to offer fresh Santa Barbara, Honduras coffees from the 2020 harvest. Coffees from the Santa Barbara region normally get shipped in August in large containers as green bean. Consequently, Santa Barbara coffees will not hit the US market until at least the end of summer. Get a 3 to 4 month speak-peak at what's coming ahead.
About this coffee:
Farm Name: Mi Paz
Location: Las Flores, Santa Barbara
Altitude: 1550 meters (5085 feet)
Variety: Pacas & Yellow Catuai
Olvin Fernandez is a top producer from Santa Barbara. He has fully taken advantage of the terroir of Las Flores to be a Cup of Excellence finalist twice. His father was also an amazing coffee producer. Both he and his father placed 2nd in the Cup of Excellence.
Pacas is a very high quality arabica bean that is a genetic derivative of the quintessential Bourbon varietal. These varietals are famous for their sweetness and perform very well with high altitudes and volcanic soils, which are precisely the conditions found in El Sauce, Santa Barbara. Catuai's in Central America are known to produce chocolate and spice notes.
Washed coffees, more than other methods, expose the naked truth about their terroir. The term washed refers to the process by which the coffee fruit is removed from the seed, that is, the bean, shortly after the ripe cherry has been picked. Given that the fruit and seed do not interact after picking, one can appreciates the delicious nutrients and minerals found in the seed more than anything else. In the seed lays the truth about the quality of the soil, the weather, and the farmer's care as the coffee developed from flower to fruit.
Santa Barbara is a preeminent coffee region of Honduras. Santa Barbara's high altitude and volcanic soil, situated adjacent to the largest lake in Honduras (Lake Yojoa), create an extremely unique and favorable environment for award winning coffees. Ever year a large portion of Cup of Excellence coffees come from the mountainous region of Santa Barbara.