Honduras La BendiciónBerries • Root Beer • Syrupy •
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.
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