Honduras El Ocotillo Single Origin Espresso
STRAWBERRY // VANILLA // CREAM
A light roast espresso.
In 2005, Natividad was rewarded with 1st place in the prestigious Cup of Excellence program and has since worked consistently towards maintaining quality and creating a sustainable farm for himself and his family.
The area of El Cielito is close to the micro regions of El Cedral, and Las Flores where we work with several other producers. For the last couple years, Natividad’s focus has been on maintaining quality through a period of growth on his farm, with additional Pacas plots coming into full production. These 3 new manzanas (1 manzana is approx 70% of a hectare) have come to significant production this crop year and we are starting to see an increase in volume from Natividad. There aren’t many smallholder farmers we know who take as much care over cash flow and finance to support both quality of life and the coffee when operating a farm of this size. It’s inspiring and encouraging to see, and it translates in part to why we look forward to this coffee every year.
Here are the parameters that we've been using with Honduras El Ocotillo (parameters for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket)
- 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
- Timer for 28-32 seconds
- Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
- Grouphead at 200° F
- 7 bars of pressure
- Producer: Natividad Benitez
- Country: Honduras
- Region: El Cielito, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1600 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Pacas & Bourbon
- Harvest Year: 1/2016 - 3/2016