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Roasted - Honduras Yellow Honey SHG EP


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About the bean

We are on a honey bean roll right now! Honduras and Peru have been the main beneficiaries of an atypical year for Brazil's coffee farmers due to out-of-season weather close to harvest time, which is perhaps why we seem to also be on a Honduras roll inventory-wise lately. Typically, coffee from Honduras is a fruity affair with a sweet underlay and a chocolate bouquet, with a delicate yet distinct brightness. Honey beans because they are dried with more of the sticky, sugary mucilage that encases the coffee seed left intact, are inevitably an even sweeter affair.

After experimenting with a variety of brew methods and roasting profiles, we liked the way this bean's natural, tangy sweetness - brandy, tangerine, honeysuckle notes with an orangey cacao nib nip to the finish - performed as a pour over and plunge-press brew combined with additives (milk) to produce a creamy, tasty cup that complemented the bright fruit-forward character in the most pleasant way. Distinctive but not overwhelming.

Oh honey, how you thrill.

Quick Notes

Occidente, Planes de Sensenti

Varieties: Catuai
Preparation: SHG EP/Yellow Honey
Altitude: 1,616 masl.
SHB: Strictly Hard Bean specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1,350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.
EP: European Process specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material. 

Taste Test

Full City roast profile brewed in an Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker and a Chemex pour overThis combination really hit the spot for us. The bloom [pictured above with the Aeropress) was nice for both methods and we enjoyed the smoky aroma of the Chemex brew in particular. This sweet citrus cup, quite earthy on its own, really lends itself to the addition of dairy - the alchemy between the two produces a lovely, creamy depth with a light chocolate finish.

We also sampled the Honduran honey as an espresso - enjoyably sweet but no great shakes for crema. We went for a light roast brewed in a Hario V60 - one for fans of sweetly crisp - and a light-medium City roast brewed in a French press - more of a buttery cup and a sugary caramel finish. 

Roast recommendation: Light to medium-dark. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here:

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