Our July Coffee of the Month is a micro-lot from Honduras that is well balanced through the cup. This lighter-bodied coffee starts in the front with a slight acidity of tart cherry. In the middle, the cherry flavor gets sweeter and is joined by spice notes similar to a Ceylon cinnamon. The finish is long and sweet with notes of dried fruit and brown sugar.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Cherry, Spice, Brown Sugar
Story: Benilde Lopez produced this micro-lot on a 22-acre farm called Los Cedros located in the department of Lempira, Honduras. Benilde uses his own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Benilde collaborates with an export company called BICAFE, which operates a warehouse and dry-mill in Santa Rosa de Copan. Weather conditions in Santa Rosa are ideal for storing parchment and the dry-mill is specifically designed for sorting micro-lots. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen the family’s livelihood.