Hondurans have been growing coffee since the colonial period – decades before achieving independence from Spain in 1821. Colonial records show that by the year 1804, a census by then Governor don Ramon de Anguiano declared: “Honduran coffee is of such quality as the one from Moka!” Coffees grown in Moka (now Mauritius) and Java (now Indonesia) were considered the best in the world in the 1800’s.
Montecillos is a coffee growing region located in central & western Honduras and encompasses the Departments of La Paz & Comayagua. Coffees grown here produce a sweet and fruity cup profile with a distinctive bright acidity.
Estate: Miriam Elizabeth Perez
Variety: Icatu, bourbon, catuai, typica
Roast degree: medium
Cup profile: Notes of pineapple, melon and mango. Medium malic acidity and medium body with a clean dark chocolate and fruity aftertaste.