This coffee from the extremely small .88 hectare (2.2 acre) Buena Vista is a beautiful representation of Santa Bárbara, Honduras. In the cup, we taste lively red fruit, raspberry, strawberry, and a complex dynamic acidity.
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Dry fermented for 24 hours, then washed three times. Dried on raised beds until moisture content reaches 10-11%.
We are very excited to be releasing this coffee. While we have been buying coffee from the Moreno family for nearly as long as we have been a company, this is our first year buying coffee from Kedvin. Santa Bárbara and the Moreno family produce some of the best coffees in Honduras, and this micro lot was one of the best samples we tasted this year.
Pacas is a natural mutation of Bourbon from the Bourbon/Typica group mainly found in El Salvador and Honduras. Similar to other Bourbon mutants, Pacas has a single-gene mutation that causes the plant to grow smaller (dwarfism). Unlike the hybrid varieties, Pacas is very susceptible to disease, making it riskier to grow.
The cost of getting a coffee from cherry to beverage varies enormously depending on its place of origin and the location of its consumption. The inclusion of price transparency is a starting point to inform broader conversation around the true costs of production and the sustainability of specialty coffee as a whole.