Honduras Bella Vista
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This is a fully washed lot of Pacas variety produced by Carlos Damian on his farm, Bella Vista. This coffee has a full, syrupy mouthfeel and clean sweetness. We also really enjoyed the more lively notes in the cup such as red apricot and berries, which in addition to the roundness of body, makes for a very fitting coffee for the season.
We first met Carlos Damian in February of 2016, at Elio Diaz's farm ‘Piedras Amarillas’, located in Santa Barbara, Honduras. Right before trying his sample, we wondered if it could be graded as specialty knowing that the coffee was coming from his first harvest. Carlos’ Bella Vista could not only be specialty - it landed as one of our best Santa Barbara lots that year. After his second harvest, which showed that his coffee could be even better, Carlos built drying tables at his property and did a major renovation inside the house. He’s growing primarily Pacas and Catimor varietals. His coffee quality has been nothing but improving. With continued investments in the farm, he's built his own drying tables and fermentation tanks and purchased an electric depupler. He has also moved to self-processing his coffee, to ensure greater control over the quality. Most of his farm is planted with a variety of avocado called Aguacate Anise, which is unique to the area. He’s got other trees like guama for shade and adding nitrogen to the soil. It is a total pleasure to work with such a dedicated farmer who strives to make continuous improvements.
1g of coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
- Producer: Carlos Damian
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Los Andes, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1715 - 1800 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Pacas
- Process Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Medium Light Filter Roast