WATERMELON // CHERRY // PASTRY
Walking through La Colmena back in February, our green buyer tells us she couldn’t wipe the silly grin off her face. There was just SO. Much. Coffee. This year’s harvest is a true milestone for Arturo, who has been working tirelessly for the past few years to convert his farm to operating as Organic Certified. It’s a topic dear to his heart, and it’s always a favourite thing to talk about, usually chatting about what we are growing in our respective vegetable gardens back home in Peña Blanca, and in Vancouver, BC, as we wind up the foothills of Cielito in his truck.
We wish we could take you all to this farm. The pickers are visibly happy, a few with earbuds in, listening to Aventura (think Backstreet boys of Latin America), growing, singing along while picking deep crimson/purple Caturra and Catuai.
We could tell you how much work Arturo puts into making sure his coffee is sweet as honey (hence the name, which means “The Beehive”). We could also tell you, how his focus on soil health has produced his tastiest lot to date with a whopping 50 bag harvest (Triple of what he normally produces), but instead, We think you should just try this coffee for yourselves.
Even back in February, and certainly in May when the bulk of the harvest was ripe, we knew that this coffee would be our Holiday filter lot for 2017. - Happy Holidays!
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 20-21%
- Producer: Angel Arturo Paz
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Las Flores, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Catuai, Caturra
- Harvest Year: 02/2017 - 05/2017