Honduras Finca Oropendula Honey

Green apple, white tea, orange blossom, tangerine and raisins.

Farm: Finca Oropendula

Owner: Igork Padilla Chavez

Region: Santiago De Puringla, Montecillos, La Paz

Altitude: 1500 m

Variety: Catuai, Bourbon, Lempira

Processing: honey anaerobic

SCA score: 85+

Finca Oropendula has been in the Chazez family since 1957 when the first coffee was planted on this farm. Located in the Montecillos area about 1 hour from the town of Marcala in the department of La Paz. This small 6 manzana farm (4Ha) is planted with Lempira, Catuai & Bourbon. Igork who now runs the farm from his grandfather has been experimenting for the past few years with new processing methods as well as opening a small roastery and cafe in the local town of Santiago de Puringla to promote and sell their coffee.

The Family are part of Solcafe which is a small 80 Producer cooperative based in Cangual area of La Paz.

This honey anaerobic coffee from Igork he has been working on for the past three years to develop the consistency and profile. On the farm theey pay close attention to selecting ripe cherry. After this the coffee is then transported to the wet mill which is about 30 minutes from the farm.

The coffee is then washed and floated and sealed in bags and left to ferment in an anaerobic environment for 36 hours down to a pH of 3.7. The coffee is then pulped and left with the mucilage on. From here it is then taken to raised African beds where it is then dried for 17 days.