Honduras Valle de Angeles -Serrato

Incredible body, inky, raw sugar and nut sweetness, and a cedar chip accent. Green apple and Meyer lemon hints, and more than enough cocoa with roast development. City+ to Full City+. Great for espresso.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Aug 3 2015
Lot size 12bags/boxes
Bag size 69.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Catuai, Caturra
Grade SHG EP
Appearance .4 d per 300 grams, 15-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ is a good starting point, and brightest cup (though this isn't a high acid coffee!); Full City adds wonderful chocolate roast tones
Weight 1
Valle de ngeles is located within the Department of Francisco Morazn in south of the country. The valley sits between four main mountain peaks, lending to high altitude coffee farms in the region. This lot is from a single farmer, Carlos Serrato, part of a direct partnership between a local exporter and farmer-group association. The Serrato family are one of several hundred members of the latter, whose benefits from pooled resources includes building a wet-mill (replete with new eco-pulper), subsidized production and agricultural costs, and agronomical and business support from hired technicians. And through their export-partnership they're afforded a direct connection to the global coffee market, important in getting the best possible price for their coffees. Before and after dry-milling, the coffee is hand-picked through, removing much of the visible physical defects. This is apparent when culling over a few hundred grams of green coffee, recovering only a few nicked beans.
We found CIty+ to be the optimal starting point for this coffee, highlighting thick body and balancing sweetness, while still leaving room for subtle top note accents. The ground coffee has a nutty sweetness in the dry fragrance, like praline nut. Spice accents highlight the wet aroma, with aspects of cocoa and roasted nut on the break. At City+ this coffee has a surprising brightness, a little like apple juice, and incredibly inky body. The sweetness off bittering cocoa tones, offering a pleasant juxtaposition. Fruited accents highlight the cooling cup, green apple and Meyer lemon come to mind, with hints of macadamia and pecan, as well as a slight cedar chip note. Full City roasts develop a delicious dark cocoa flavor along with balancing raw sugar sweetness and fruited hints that play out in the finish. An ideal "daily-drinking" coffee for us, also making incredible espresso in these darker roast levels.