Honduras San Vicente Catuai & Villa Sarchi - Hernan Giron *TOP LOT*

Lemon, kiwi, toffee
$3.67 / lb $558.27 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2019/20
Sep 2019
SKU P605209-8
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About This Coffee

This is a washed SHG grade microlot from producer Hernan Girón's farm Finca La Alondra in the Montecillos region of south-west Honduras. This lot was produced as part of a collaborative project with Beneficio San Vincente. Read more about this project in our blog post, “New, Different, Exciting: Microlot Separation and Prep in Honduras.”


THE PRODUCER


The Girón family has been dedicated to coffee production for over 100 years, when it opened the original "La Alondra estate" in Lempira, Honduras. Don Hernán Girón had to sell the Lempira farm and subsequently purchased a new farm in the Lepaterique subregion in 1998, which had been planted with coffee since the 1970s. He renamed the new farm La Alondra to continue the tradition passed down through his family.


Finca La Alondra is a 28ha farm situated at 1,775masl and includes the varieties of Caturra (62%), Catuai(25%) and Villa Sarchi (13%).


THE PROCESS


Ripe coffee cherries are pulped on the day of harvest and then dry-fermented for an average of 36 hours. They are then thoroughly washed until the remaining mucilage is removed. After washing the coffee is dried in a sheltered solar dryer/greenhouse where it dries for an average of 12 days.


THE REGION


The village of Piedra Rayada and the surrounding region is an are that has a tradition dedicated to the cultivation of cold-weather vegetables. This means that Finca La Alondra was one of the first coffee farms in the area for a very long time, with the first neighbouring farms emerging in the year 2000. For this reason, access to good markets is still relatively low, making projects such as this one with San Vincente all the more important to secure a stable market for these farmers.

The wider Montecillos region is notable for its high altitude and subsequently cool temperatures, which allow coffee cherries to mature slowly and develop increased complexity in the cup.

  • Total Bags In Lot 25
  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.75
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Villasarchi
  • Coffee Grade HND CA WA SHG
  • Country of Origin Honduras
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P605209-8

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