Holiday EspressoBerries • Root Beer • Syrupy •
The limited edition holiday espresso release you've been waiting for is finally here! 49th is proud to introduce this year's Single Origin Direct Trade Holiday Espresso: Honduras La Bendicion. This special espresso is only available once a year during Holiday and sells out fast, so order it now for your Holiday celebrations and special mornings this season.
In this espresso from La Bendicion, you can expect deep fruits and darker herbal notes reminiscent of root beer or licorice with a superb, rich and syrupy mouthfeel.
- Producer: Ramon Rodriguez
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1500- 1550 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Pacas, Bourbon
- Processing Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
In the hills of El Cedral, Ramón Rodríguez grows Bourbon and Pacas at an altitude of 1500 - 1550 meters above sea level. The area is close to the micro-regions of El Cielito, Las Flores and El Sauce where we work with several other quality focused producers.
Ramon grows a small quantity of high-quality coffee, and in previous years has been a finalist in the prestigious Honduras Cup of Excellence competition. After going through the washed process the coffee needs to be dried to between 10% and 11% moisture to prolong shelf life, and maintain quality. In El Cedral this can be difficult because the weather is often cool, and humid.
One of 49th’s longest growing partners (over 9 years), Ramon continually impresses us with his consistent and reliable coffee quality. We’re very happy to have Ramon’s coffee back on the menu for our holiday espresso.
Brewing ratio: 18 grams of freshly ground coffee / Timer for 28 - 32 seconds / Pull 37 - 39 grams of liquid espresso / Grouphead at 200 - 201°F / 9 bars at machine gauge