SCA Cup Score: 87.25
Processing: Macerated Washed
Region: Las Casitas, Corquin Copan.
Growing Altitude: 1450 MASL
Roast Level - Medium
Honduras - Maria Genoveva
Pineapple, peach and sweet tomato supported by layers of yellow flowers and fresh cucumber, notes of sponge cake and a juicy lemon acidity.
Maria Genoveva Martinez owns the farm El Guayabito in the Las Casitas area of Corquin, Copan. The 3 and a half hectare farm is situated at 1450masl and mostly planted with caturra. Maria has been working to improve the quality of her coffee for a number of years, since her farm is in an area with great cup quality due to the ideal growing conditions. With the assistance of the micro-lot project, Maria was able to borrow cash to pay pickers the additional money required to make a selective picking, only picking ripe cherries, but this simple step was critical to unlocking the potential at El Guayabito. Maria produced some of the most floral and complex coffee in Copan this year, and there is so much more to come from this farm.
As of this year Maria has started producing naturals too, which have added another dimension to her already very floral and complex coffee. This lot is her macerated washed, which was picked and processed by Maria and her family before being dried on raised beds in the Aruco mill. This coffee was macerated for 72 hours in containers before depulping, fermentation and drying.