Honduras El Aguacate

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Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
  1. Well balanced cup with rich, sweet notes of raspberry sorbet, caramel fudge body and a divine chocolate finish.

 Marvellous Microlot! Hurray for Honduras!

  • Producer: Nelson Soza

    Region: Samaria, San Jeronimo

    Altitude: 1500 -1700m

    Varietal: Lempira, Caltimore

    Process Method: Fully Washed

    Farm size: 1 Hectare

  • The Producer

    Finca El Aguacate was established 25 years ago by the producer Tomas Soza Calderon and his family. In 2017 after the death of Tomas Soza, the farm was divided among his four male children, generating four lots of land and retaining the name of “El Aguacate” in the lot now owned by Nelson Soza Euceda, one of the four children. Nelson was born in the late 1970’s, and along with his wife has fathered four boys, currently aged 18, 14, 11 and 5 years.

    The Farm

    The plantation contains tress that are 10 years old and averages an annual production of 60qq of dry parchment. The parcel of land is just 1 hectare and situated at 1600 metres above sea level. The farm is located about 3 kilometres from the Nelson Soza’s residence, in a community called Las Aradas in the municipality of San Jerónimo, Comayagua, Honduras.

     

    ‘A superb producer whose willingness to explore new and improved quality methods have helped create this beautiful coffee.’

    Processing Method

    After hand picking the cherry is processed and slowly over 10 days in solar dryers. The farm being some distance from Nelson’s residence means that carrying materials and organic agricultural practice is more complicated and expensive, especially during the rainy season.

    Fairtrade Coop

    The cultivation of coffee for this family represents their heritage and livelihood, since more than 90% of their income depends on the sale of coffee. Nelson Soza has been an active member of the COAPROCL cooperative since November 2017, where, in agreement with his brothers, he took the place of his father Tomas Soza Calderon, who unfortunately died in October of that same year. Nelson currently serves as vice-president of the COAPROCL. This coffee is Fairtrade, but they don’t sell it as a Fairtrade coffee.

    • Espresso dose: 20 grams
    • Extraction: 40 grams
    • Time: 30 Seconds
    • Temp: 93 degrees
    • Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:15 or 1:16
    • Filter Coffee is very gentle, but very enjoyable, almost like a black tea with pronounced apricot body.
average rating 4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed by E G.
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Age Range
35 - 44
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  • Strong
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  • Rich
  • Dark
  • Aromatic
  • Chocolate
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great taste and flavour

One of the best coffee, unique flavour and aroma, intense and distinctive. Rich and complex taste, well balanced with lively acidity. Very enjoyable to drink first in a morning. Regret that did not buy more to enjoy for longer ...

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35 - 44
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Taste
  • Chocolate
  • Fruity
  • Caramel
Rated 5 out of 5
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great choice

great one but the chocolate finish is not good as the other Nelson.

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55 - 64
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Strong Warmth

a very inclusive and complex bean that ground to a pleasant style that filled the mouth

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