Honduras - Marcala Natural
A vibrant cup with notes of orange marmalade, black cherry and fruit punch
|Fragrance/Aroma:||Fruity, walnut, chocolaty, citrusy, hibiscus|
|Acidity:||Winey, candy-like, black cherry|
|Flavor/Nuances:||Orange marmalade, white grape, green apple hard candy, Laffy Taffy, bubble gum, ginger, cooked fruit, allspice|
|Sweetness:||Fruit forward, brown sugar|
|Body/Mouthfeel:||Coating, tactile, chewy|
|Finish/Aftertaste:||Lingering, fruit punch, chocolate|
$5.95 / lb
|Region:||Marcala, La Paz|
|Variety:||Bourbon, Catuai, IHCAFE 90, and Lempira|
How we are using this coffee
Just in time for summer, we booked this coffee to offer as a single origin and also double up as a small percentage in our cold brew blend. With Ethiopia offerings currently arriving at a higher price point than last year (as they should), some may be keen to find deals where they can. Ethiopia arrivals also mean this lot could be overlooked for the more expected natural coffee offering. But let’s buy smarter for a similar profile, yeah? This natural Honduras gives us a clean cup with high candied fruit notes and will work stellar as a flash iced brew, a pour over, or blending in an offering that is more light-medium or medium roast
About this coffee
An often overlooked origin, coffees from Honduras are increasing in quality year after year. Known for their chocolaty and nutty profile, higher elevation farms are producing cups that are prime examples of micro climates and regions that produce complex cups. This regional blend was built with many coffees from Cooperativa RAOS, whose membership is around 270 smallholders.
Cooperativa RAOS (Regional de Agrícultores Orgánicos de la Sierra) has been a producer partner of Cafe Imports since 2015, and in addition to sourcing bulked coffees from its core membership of 270 farmers, they also source lots from 77 women coffee producers who are active members.
RAOS’s leadership is determined to increase gender equity among its members, specifically with regards to legal complications related to gender-based restrictions on owning farmland, as well as the greater degree of difficulty women often face in security credit and financing before the harvest. Cooperativa RAOS holds regular gender assemblies to discuss the women’s needs as well as to ensure their voices are heard and considered, and the organization also holds educational workshops for its members that are open to all.
Roast profile recorded on an MCR-2 Digital
|4:57||Green > Yellow|
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