Honduras: La Esmeralda - 72 Hour Double Fermentation Natural
Champagne, pink grapefruit, sweet pastry, bright
Region: La Sampedrana, Comayagua, Honduras
Farm: La Esmeralda
Process: 72-Hour Double Fermentation Natural
Variety: Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1750 metres
This coffee won us over at the cupping table; it’s bright, rich, playfully sweet, and dynamic. Brought to the states by our friends at De La Finca Coffee Importers, this lot comes from La Esmeralda - their experimental farm project in La Sampedrama, Comayagua:
“La Sampedrama is an under-promoted area in the Comayagua region with high altitude, volcanic soil, and is rich in culture. We wanted a farm in the area where we could have more control over the quality and consistency of larger experimental specialty lots including varietals like geisha, pink bourbon, parainema which we've planted and will be coming in the next few years.”
This offering is available in limited supply, so it’s a real treat for us to bring it to our menu. We’re sure you’ll appreciate this special lot as much as we do - a great example of the spirit of innovation that the De La Finca team brings to the Honduran coffee scene.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Educate2Envision - a nonprofit organization promoting education in rural Honduras - a portion of all profits from the sale of this coffee will be donated to E2E. These funds are used to build secondary schools in coffee-producing communities, as well as to provide youth scholarships in these areas.
Educate2Envision also works to tackle issues such as senior care, disease prevention, and dismantling unhealthy gender norms through their initiatives on the ground in rural Honduras; to, date the organization has built over 11 secondary schools and provided over 500 youth scholarships in communities where the help is needed most.