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Honduras FTO Ocotopeque WP Decaf
A quaffable coffee that's not overly complex. A mild, crisp flavor profile, medium body, apple brightness, caramelly sweetness in the aroma and cup, dry finish. City+ to Full City
This is a filter water-process decaf from Coprocael cooperative in Ocotopeque area of Honduras. Coprocael is another unpronounceable coop name which stands for Cooperativa De Productores De Caf© La Encarnaci_n Limitada. I honestly can't remember the last time I had a Honduras coffee as a decaf, but it is a great candidate, similar to our Mexico decafs, because of it's mild balance and moderate acidity. I think this lot came through the process very well; an approachable Central America character, classic, quaffable. The dry fragrance has that typcial decaf aromatic, slightly fruity and a bit like laundry, but is also sweetly nutty. It is more sharp in it's sweetness when you add the hot water, with a brew scent with both hazelnut and dry-roasted peanut, caramel sauce, almond skins, and perhaps the slightest hint of wet earth. The cup has the same flavors as hinted to in the aroma, nut and caramelized sugar sweetness, a slight dryness to the finish (a la almond skins). It cools to a nice caramel-toned sweetness, with a malic (apple-like) brightness. The body is moderate but suits the overall flavor theme. It's a crowd-pleaser with classic Central America balance between the acidity, body and clean cup characteristics. It's not overly complex, very straightforward really, and a pleasant coffee you don't have to think about too much. For decafs, I think that is a good thing! Fair trade and organic certified.