Honduras La Benedicion
PINEAPPLE // STRAWBERRY // CREAMY
La Benedicion bounced back from leaf rust damage in a commendable way, with a return to nearly full production this year. Ramon was ruthless with his pruning a couple years ago, and with a couple years to recover, the coffee is finally back to normal yields.
Throughout those two years, we were still showing our unwavering support as partners, still buying the small amounts that Ramon was able to produce. This is an important part of the story, because if he wasn’t able to sell his small yields at specialty prices, it’s possible we wouldn’t see this full and wonderful return to normalcy - which in Ramon’s case is producing the vibrant, articulate, and sweet coffee you have in your cup today.
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 19.5-20.5%
- Producer: Ramon Rodriguez
- Country: Honduras
- Region: El Cedral, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1500 - 1550 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Pacas & Bourbon
- Harvest Year: 1/2016 - 3/2016