Honduras El Ocotillo





The clean and elegant cup profile from El Ocotillo this year has great floral character, with vanilla-like sweetness and bright strawberry acidity.

Coffee 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.

Over a decade later, Santa Barbara is now famous for its distinct, delicious coffee. And after nine years of working with Natividad, we're glad to share yet another fantastic Pacas lot from El Ocotillo!

Brew Method

Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%

      Product Details

      • Producer: Natividad Benitez
      • Country: Honduras
      • Region: Santa Barbara
      • Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l.
      • Variety: Pacas
      • Roast Level: Light Filter Roast