Multiple generations of the Ventura family grow this Icatu strain of coffee as well as complementary crops of beans and corn. They are located in Rion district of Octobepque, Honduras at an altitude of 1850 meters above sea level.
"Los Duraznos" translates to "The Peaches" which describes the delicate stone fruit and cacao flavors.
This coffee comes from the Serrania de San Lucas, which is a moist forest eco-region that stretches to heights of 2,600 meters above sea level. Given the limited access to this area, coffees are limited to small land holdings along the Magdalena River. Although 500 families derive their livelihood, growing coffee and grains, we consider the coffee to be single-origin due to the micro-climates and farm-to-farm consistency.
These dry parchment coffees are characterized by a balance between body, sweetness and a light, lingering acidity.
We roast this coffee just a touch darker than City Roast.
Owner Jairo Cruz Valverde has been growing coffee for 40 years in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. The coffees are shade grown at an altitude of between 1,400 and 1,800 meters above sea level. The farm produces 60 bags per year of the Rad Catuai varietal which is sundried in greenhouses, using a "natural drying" process.
We roast this coffee on the light side of Full City, which accentuates citrus and tropical fruit base notes, with just a hint of grapefruit; very clean tasting.
This coffee is from a small group of tiny producers in the Huehuetenango region. A majority mix of Bourbon plants are grown at up to 2,100 meters. Each farm processes their own coffee by drying them in their own backyards.
The cup has a balanced sweetness, with lots of acidity, with dark cherry and caramel aroma. Try this coffee in an espresso machine for a shot that comes through with an unusual fruity acidity.
This coffee is from a mountain peak “Gunung” in the Malabar mountain range. It is the oldest coffee growing region in Java. The coffee is wet-processed in little batches to the highest standards. Roasting this coffee to Full City brings out a nice mix of dried fruits dusted with bittersweet Dutch cocoa powder.