There are two things the team over at VCT headquarters never gets tired of: staying connected with our roasters, and cupping top quality coffee!! As many of you know when it comes to quality and volume, Honduras has in recent years been taking some big swings in the Central American market. We’ve begun to see an uptick in new Honduras microlot coffees, with some farmers separating their varieties in order to meet the growing demand for small, niche offerings. Now it does take us a bit of time to cup and score all the new potential micros to determine which are able to stack up to our famous VCT quality, but we feel it’s time well spent! So with that in mind, we’re very pleased to present these two Honduras microlot newbies that we’ve selected for all of you to enjoy.
Both of our new Honduras microlot coffees are washed, sun dried, and sourced from two different regions of Comayagua. In Montecillos we have Finca Las Canoas, run by a husband and wife duo. Then we have the El Socorro La Familia Sandoval Microlot located in the Socorro de la Peñita community outside of Siguatepeque and managed by a father and son team of four.
Honduras Las Canoas Microlot
Our Honduras Las Canoas Microlot is produced by Finca Las Canoas in the Montecillos region, just south of Siguatepeque. At an elevation of roughly 3,900 feet, Finca Las Canoas maintains lots of mainly Catuai and Caturra varieties along with a bit of Lempira. This coffee is handpicked and washed on an eco-mill. Drying is managed in two stages, utilizing full-sun patios to first reduce initial moisture before the beans are later transitioned to raised beds in a solar dryer for a slow and even finish. In the cup it has a pleasant lemony aroma and a pronounced acidity. Overall it has great character with notes of milk chocolate, tangerine overtones and sweet, lemony-citrus accents. Read More . . .
Honduras El Socorro La Familia Sandoval Microlot
Our Honduras El Socorro La Familia Sandoval Microlot is produced by Miguel Sandoval and his 3 sons Rigoberto, Daniel and David. Several coffee producing families comprise the Socorro de la Peñita community that is located just outside of Siguatepeque. Miguel, Rigoberto, Daniel and David produce several different arabica varieties on their family farm. This limited microlot offering is washed and sun dried on patios, and then slowly finished on raised beds in a solar dryer. It has a great character with a good mouth feel and pronounced acidity. There is a sweet tobacco/peachy aroma and notes of tangerine, tobacco and maple with a caramel sweetness. Read More . . .
If you would like additional information on any of these new Honduras Microlot Coffees or any of our other offerings, please give us a call anytime M-F 8AM – 4:30PM PST. We are always excited to dish all the details about our specialty coffees, and the amazing farmers who provide them to us.
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