This is a wonderful fully washed, 100% Red Catuai from Honduras. Some of you might remember the Red Bourbon Natural Process we had a while back. This is simply lovely. It has a wonderful crisp acidity with notes of banana & caramel. Gorgeously smooth and creamy finish, with a big body and mouthfeel. Top class.
Cerro Azul is one of the Mierisch family’s newer coffee projects in Honduras. The Mierisch family have been growing coffee for four generations, going on five, in Nicaragua. They have achieved great results with their special way of farming, and more importantly by reaching out to specialty buyers and being at the forefront of coffee development.
This farm started life as an experiment for the Mierisch family. To farm here, they went across the border of their mother country and drove six hours from their home to neighbouring Honduras. The family made this decision based on their experiences as one of the Head Judges for the Cup of Excellence competitions in Honduras. There they saw amazing potential, but also a lack of care and attention to detail during the processing stage. This detail is vital to truly special coffee, and Erwin and his family are some of the best-qualified technicians of processing. A match made in heaven.
In 2011 they started the project of revitalising Finca Cerro Azul in the region of the national park, Azul Meambar. It's in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, Honduras, and is across Finca El Cielito, Santa Barbara. The farm lies on the other side of Lake Yojoa, and is blessed with micro-climates and conditions which are familiar to the family because those conditions are similar to the ones they experience on their lands in Nicaragua.
Price shown per 500g