MTB Riders 'But First, Coffee' - Honduran Single Origin - 250g
Honduran Organic Single Origin from Hugo Abraham Alvarado...
Hugo Abraham Alvarado is a young coffee producer who has massively upped his game this year, with new grown coffee’s scoring much higher on the Speciality Coffee Association scale than any of his previous lots. As we strive to tread our coffee roasting path to the best of our ability, we wanted to support a young farmer who is working hard to produce the highest quality coffee he can.
Picking is often the biggest limitation on quality and something particularly hard to manage on larger farms. Last year, however, Hugo made sure that the picking was much better, and it resulted in huge improvements in cup quality. He saw the benefits of doing this and continued to invest in it again this year although conditions were tough with increased rains during the harvest and a lack of pickers meaning a large amount of coffee was lost from either falling to the ground or swelling and splitting on the tree.
This lot is a standard natural processed coffee. Processing of the coffee takes place at the Aruco mill to centralise and have greater control over the process to create consistent procedures but also to reduce the risk on the producer. The mill is also at 800m above sea level which gives a drier more stable climate to dry the coffee compared to up at the farms where the weather can be less predictable.
The coffee will be delivered to the mill where they assess the cherry (take Brix) and decide on the process for the coffees depending on space and what the producer has done already. The cherry is cleaned, washed, and then floated to remove any immatures. The coffee is then placed on beds for between 20 -30 days to dry and turned hourly to ensure an even smooth drying.
The coffee scores 83.75 points on the Speciality Coffee Association scale. Any coffee scoring 80 and above is guaranteed to come from ethical sources where human rights and the environment are respected, an element that’s as important to us as the taste.
Cafetiere - 250g
Notes of red grape and dark chocolate with some nutty almond and tamarind coming too.
Honduran Organic Single Origin from Hugo Abraham Alvarado
- SCA Score - 87
- Altitude - 1,400m
- Process - Natural
- Varietal - Lempira
250g resealable, recyclable bag.