Honduras El OcotilloFloral • Lemon • Peach •
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
The clean and elegant cup profile from El Ocotillo this year has great character. In this espresso, expect a bright and juicy cup with floral and stone fruit notes.
- Producer: Natividad Benitez
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Pacas, Bourbon
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
Near the town of Peña Blanca, overlooking beautiful Lake Yojoa, Natividad Benitez grows both Pacas and Bourbon varieties on his farm, El Ocotillo. In 2005, Natividad won the prestigious Honduras Cup of Excellence, a competition for the best coffee in Honduras. The win changed Natividad’s life and helped reshape how coffee is produced in the entire Santa Barbara region. For Natividad, the win helped him to build a small de-pulper and tiled fermentation tanks, as he works constantly to improve quality and create a sustainable farm for his family. Neighbouring farmers, inspired by the higher price Natividad was getting for his coffee, went to him for advice. And, with the help of Beneficio San Vicente, the local coffee exporter and agronomy expert, many went from producing commodity grade product to high-quality specialty coffee.
One of our longest relationships, we are happy to share another fantastic lot from El Ocotillo. In this espresso, expect a bright and juicy cup with floral and stone fruit notes.
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