HONDURAS - Los Tres - LP, PM & ICF90 - Natural Process 250g
A delicious organically grown all rounder! Sweet and creamy mouthfeel with roasted hazlenuts coming through a medium acidity base of nectarines, the whole within a warming milk chocolate melange.
LOCATION: LOS LIMOS, CORQUIN, COPAN
This lot is made up of three producers
Donaldo Rafael González Fiallos - Finca Sol Naciente
Jose Vicente Lopez Guevara - Finca Los Lesquines
Hugo Abraham Alvarado Chinchilla - Finca La Capilla
Donaldo Gonzalez Fiallos is the general manager and one of the founding members of the Aruco cooperative, as well as owning and managing his own farm, Sol Naciente, in the Los Limos area of Corquin, Copan. The 7 hectare farm sits at 1250masl and is mostly planted with red and yellow catuai, but he has also started planting Lempira, Parainema and IHCAFE90 which make up this coffee.
All the processing takes place at the Aruco mill which means greater control over the process, to create consistent procedures for thew coffees but also to reduce the risk to the individual producer. The mill is also at 800masl which gives a drier and more stable climate to dry the coffee, compared to up at the farms where the weather can be less predictable.
The producers will receive about 70% of the FOB price for their micro lots
The coffee is delivered to the mill where Brix assessment of the cherry takes place and decisions are made on the process for the coffees. The cherry is cleaned and washed and then floated to remove any immature fruit.
The coffee is then taken to the beds where it is dried for between 20 -30 days, weather depending, where it is turned hourly.