Jose Justino Lopez, Honduras

Jose Justino Lopez, Honduras

Plum, Honey, Roasted Almond
$21

Country

Honduras

Variety

Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon

Altitude

5500 ft.

Processing

Washed

Highlights

This sweet, complex coffee offers intense fragrance and aromas of cacao, vanilla, and pear. Fruit forward plum notes and honey team up with roasted almond, spice cake, and a sweet nutty finish. Silky. Balanced.

Brewing

Excellent as espresso and very forgiving of sleepy early morning brewing sessions.

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Story

Jose Justino Lopez’ farm, which bears his name, is located behind his home in El Carreton, Lempira, where his 500 coffee trees drink moisture from the clouds. Jose’s coffee plantings average 8 years in age, and grow in the company of avocado, banana, plantain, mango, peach, and citrus trees, as well as various hardwoods. This lot underwent dry milling at the excellent Bon Cafe in San Pedro Sula.

Upper Left Roasters selected this beautiful coffee while cupping blind through over 100 offered lots on their 2018 sourcing trip to Honduras. This lot from Jose consists of only 304 pounds of green coffee, a micro lot in the truest sense.