Honduras Los Robles Single Origin Espresso
FIG // WHITE GRAPE // ROUND
Working with Miguel is always full of surprises. Years ago he purchased an additional few hectares of land at the very top of El Cedral mountain. And the coffee up there is now producing the largest portion of his harvest. This past year was a peculiar one for weather, with our first visit exhibiting faster ripening and larger yields. The coffee ripened much more quickly than normal. Despite this, Miguel’s crop this year is exceptionally clean and sweet.
It’s a joy to work with Miguel and his small family, and it’s always reassuring for us to see smallholders like him choosing to expand the farm. The expansion has resulted in Miguel having more working capital and cash flow throughout the year. It means more coffee for us too, and with a sweet and complex profile, we are certainly not complaining!
Miguel’s coffee has an amazing body, buttery yet round mouthfeel and flavours of fig and white grape.
For all espresso we recommend the following parameters (for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket):
- 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
- Timer for 28-32 seconds
- Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
- Grouphead at 200° F
- 7 bars of pressure
- Producer: Miguel Enamorado
- Country: Honduras
- Region: El Cedral, Santa Bárbara
- Elevation: 1600 - 1900 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Bourbon, Pacas