5 lb Honduras La Paz (Medium Roast)
Tasting Notes: Sweet Berry, Dark Chocolate
We only use the highest grade 100% Arabica coffee beans from small farms in Honduras. We focus on direct and or fair trade in order to ensure that those who take care of us are well taken care of themselves. This coffee will prove to be pleasing to every palate in search of an outstanding flavor sensation with an amazing array of flavors.
Our Roaster's Notes
Welcome to a simple coffee. One that doesn’t demand your attention but you will regret it if you overlook it. Some of the best things in life are some of the most overlooked. You have been warned but for those who choose to journey down this road, you can never go back and in reality, you won’t want to. Picture yourself in the country on a bright sunny day, nothing but the warmth of the sun on your face and the gentle sound of birds singing in the distance. They are serenading you as you peacefully wander towards a small farm that spreads out in front of you. As you walk down the lane and pass through the gate you see a giant oak tree with a rope swing swaying gently in the breeze. Just beyond your eyes fall on a perfectly cared for berry patch brimming with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and so many more deep yet vibrant colored berries that you may not even know. In the back of the patch you see a cherry tree loaded with beautiful plump red cherries. You wander through plucking and eating berries as you pass, finally ending at the cherry tree where you get your fill. As time passes and you make your way out of the patch you are met by a table filled with the creamiest milk chocolate that you have ever laid eyes on. At this point you vow to yourself to remember this day and the taste experience for the rest of your life! Yep, that’s actually what this coffee tastes like. It is so wonderful you simply have to experience it to live it.
Honduras is the second largest country in Central America with coastlines on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. Much of the interior is mountainous, there are many fertile highland valleys but no volcanoes. The northern coast has many wetland areas, swamps and mangrove forests.
A majority of the Honduran population is Mestizo. These people are mixture of Spaniards and Amerindians. Like many Latin American nations, Honduras embraces Mestizos as the national standard for the identity of the nation. Certain festivals, practices, and especially foods are elevated as the appropriate ways for mestizos to embrace this side of their ancestry while still acting mostly European.
Although a small country, there are 6 distinct coffee growing regions. This diversity is what makes Honduras coffee unique. More than 100,000 Honduran families are involved in coffee production. Most of these are small scale farmers that farm on less than 2 hectares of land. A vast majority of farmers rely on their family for labor. This is becoming a challenge as the average age of farmers is dropping which means fewer hands to help.