Honduras Bella Vista EspressoAnise • Confectionery • Pear •
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This is a blend of Pacas and Catimor varieties from Carlos Damian's farm 'Bella Vista'. Expect a very balanced and sweet espresso.
- Producer: Carlos Damian
- Country: Honduras
- Region: Los Andes, Santa Barbara
- Elevation: 1715 - 1800 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Bourbon, Pacas
- Processing Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
We first met Carlos Damian in February of 2016, at Elio’s Diaz 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.
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