Single Origin: Honduras Finca Canaveral
Tasting notes: Fresh cranberry with mild caramel, fresh citrus, and malt flavors. Winey acidity and mellow sugary sweetness
Limited edition single origin
Luis Fernando Ortiz owns and operated this 20 hectare farm named Finca Canaveral in the Tierra Colorada area of Montecillos in La Paz. Luis also has bananas planted here, but the majority of the land is used exclusively for coffee production. He is harvesting coffee from November through March and produces both washed and natural coffees here, all dried on patios. Finca Canaveral produces roughly 24,000 kgs of coffee annually.
Natural-processed specialty coffees from Honduras are still relatively new to the market, but they are increasing in popularity. Quality-focused producers are experimenting with processing due to the increased market for these kinds of coffees from more countries, The coffee is generally picked ripe and sorted for quality, then placed on raised beds or patios to dry for a month or more.It is important to note this coffee was intentionally processed utilizing anaerobic fermentation. In general, placing freshly-harvested cherries inside a sealed container or bag of some sort for a period of time will create a flavor impact. We find those anaerobically-fermented coffees often exhibit an increase in the intensity of fruit and acidity and a slight increase in the body. Nonetheless, the anaerobic fermentation process has a distinct impact on the outcome of the flavor profile.