HONDURAS ORGANIC FAIR TRADE
Our December coffee of the month is a wonderfully mild and well balanced coffee from Honduras. The cup starts with notes of salted caramel with nutty notes of pecan. In the middle of the cup the brown spice notes begin to develop and then extend through to the smooth finish. This coffee is very balanced and consistent throughout the cup and is a great crowd-pleasing cup of coffee for the holiday season!
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Salted Caramel, Pecan, Brown Spice
Story: Founded in 1997, Cooperativa Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra (RAOS), was the first cooperative of small and medium organic coffee producers in Honduras. RAOS has 270 members, many of them pioneers in the organic movement with decades of experience cultivating coffee. Many of these producers have built new ecologically run micro-mills with a demucilager, which uses very little water and controls the amount of mucilage that remains on the coffee bean after depulping without fermenting or washing the coffee. RAOS has two larger collective wet-mills where 80 percent of its members deliver cherry. The wet-mills use the same demucilager technology to run ecologically. RAOS has also invested significantly to improve its drymill installation. In addition to new warehouse space and more mechanical dryers, the facility has 2 new electronic eyes running in series to color sort green coffee. RAOS also has a cupping lab and certified Q grader who cups every lot to ensure quality.