This zesty, juicy coffee is a product of the Finca Las Flores plantation in Marcala, Honduras. Grown by master coffee grower Gerardo Peñalba, it is truly a special bean.
At a light roast, this bean exhibits an incredibly citrusy palette with notes of grapefruit juice apricot, and strawberry jam, as well as concord grape. There is a jammy quality and smooth tart finish reminiscent of a good Oregon pinot noir. Subtle hints of black tea are left on the palette. It's crisp, elegant, and extremely complex. We've found that different brew methods really bring out certain flavors more strongly, making it a fun bean to experiment with for the coffee connoisseur.
At a medium roast, this bean gains some body and loses some complexity, moving more towards apricot and strawberry with just a touch of chocolate, while losing the citrusy bit of the lighter roast. There's also some subtle cashew/macadamia flavor that comes out around a medium roast. This one is more recommended for pourover more so than other methods.