Region: Marcala, La Paz
Farm: Finca Californeo
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1750 metres
Dark chocolate, fresh pear, cane sugar and lime
Oscar Omar Alonzo is known for his hands-on approach in the production of world-class microlots. Through his two farms in Marcala, La Paz Honduras (Finca Cual Bicicleta and Finca Californeo) he works continuously to improve the quality of both his coffee crop and the soil itself by way of wholesome farming techniques and innovative processing methods. He uses discarded coconut husks to enrich the soil beneath his coffee plants, finding that they retain moisture during the dry seasons and increase nutrient availability.
A good friend of Nelson Amador, Honduran native and founder of De La Finca Coffee Importers, the two work closely to bring Alonzo's coffee to the US in a transparent, direct trade arrangement.
Grown at 1750 metres, this Red Bourbon varietal is hand-picked to ensure that only the ripe cherries are harvested, and treated to honey processing which brings high notes of juicy pear and lime to the cup, grounded with a dark chocolate body.