TASTING NOTES: Brown Sugar, Lime, Red Apple
VARIETAL: Pacas, Parainema, Catuai, Ihcafe
The country of Honduras is a well-suited location for coffee growing and harvesting. The small country shares borders with Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, regions that are also well-known for coffee production and share similar climates.
Over the past 20 years, significant backing from local government providing new resources and infrastructure to farmers has seen Honduras become the single largest producer of coffee in Central America. Honduran producers are now beginning to focus on refining the quality of their coffee and potential for specialty lots from smaller, more remote areas.
This Ilamavariety comes from a group of small-scale farms that reside among the mountain forests of Santa Barbara. The area plays host to the only existing lake in Honduras, Yojoa, which attracts a vibrant congregation of native wildlife and diverse vegetation. Stable weather conditions produce coffee with a consistent cup profile year after year in Ilama, with notes of red fruits, caramel and a medium, well-balanced body.