Decaf Honduras Pacavita

Decaf Honduras Pacavita

Regular price
$20.00
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$20.00
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WHAT WE TASTE
Milk Chocolate, Syrupy, Citrus

COFFEE TALK
I know what you're probably thinking... Decaf... Meh. Look, I get it. Decaf has gotten a pretty bad reputation over the years and most of that is justified because Decafs were predominately terrible... So now I want you to take a moment to prepare yourself for what I'm about to tell you... THERE ARE DELICIOUS DECAF OPTIONS OUT THERE!!!! Yes. It's true. This is one of them. In fact, you probably couldn't tell the difference between this and a full-caf coffee in a blind taste test (we couldn't). So if Decaf is your thing, and you're sick of sipping on lackluster brews, do yourself a favor and get this.

PREFERRED BREWING METHODS

  • Drip Brewer
  • French Press
  • Pour Over
  • Espresso

COFFEE GEEK STUFF

 REGION

WESTERN HONDURAS

ALTITUDE

1,400 - 1,850 MASL

PRODUCERS

SILVESTRE VASQUEZ & JOEL LOPEZ

VARIETIES

LEMPIRAS, CATURRA, CATUAI, IHCAFE 90

PROCESSING

WASHED + SWP

WEIGHT

12 OUNCES

GEOGRAPHY 

Located in Central America, Honduras is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The Caribbean Sea forms its northern border, while the Pacific Ocean meets the country’s southern tip. Surrounded by a diverse environment of biological reserves and mountain ranges, the Pacavita region has ideal climatic conditions for growing coffee. In this area of Western Honduras, coffee plants thrive in rich clay soils and are shaded by Inga trees.

ABOUT PACAVITA RESERVE
Coffee producers in this area of western Honduras have a long tradition of wet milling on their own farms and drying on patios to enhance the quality of their coffee. Producers Silvestre Vasquez and Joel Lopez primarily contributed to this fascinating macrolot, which is supplemented with coffee from a new group of specialty growers from the Intibuca and Lempira departments. Vasquez’s farm is located in San Andres, Lempira, which is situated at the top of a mountain called Pico Congolon. The farm is surrounded by two biological reserves: Opalaca and Volcan Pacavita. The average altitude is 1,600 meters ASL, with rich soil and an ideal climate for growing coffee. Always pursuing better quality, Vasquez recently expanded his farm to higher altitudes, where he will test additional varieties for upcoming crops. Joel Lopez is a member of a co-op called CAFESCOR (Cafes Especiales de Corquin), located in the department of Copan. A fourth-generation coffee producer, Lopez runs the farm Los Lesquines, where his family began growing coffee in 1865. The farm produces mainly Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai varieties, with a total of 67 hectares in production.