Decaffeinated - Ethiopia & Honduras blend
- Country - Honduras & Ethiopia
- Owner- Various
- Varietal - Catuai
- Process - Washed CO2
- Altitude- 1400 - 2000 masl
- Roast Level - Medium dark
- Body-3 of 5
- Acidity-4 of 5
- Sweetness-4 of 5
This blend is made up of two washed coffees coming from the Limu region of Ethiopia and from the Corquin region of Honduras. These two coffees blend well to give a bright and sweet and juicy decaffeinated coffee with a rich chocolate body.
Located far in the West of Ethiopia in an area known as Limu Kossa, where farmer and landowner Gidey Berthe grows coffee on a 350 hectare farm at between 1840-2130 masl. The farm is meticulously maintained, from the trees to the signs dividing the lot sections. The land was once wild forest and has been thinned slightly to accommodate the coffee, but the feeling of quiet solitude pervades amongst the native trees. The coffee is picked by 400 seasonal workers employed during harvest season.
Jesus Lemus Leon is the owner of the farm El Mandarino, which is situated at 1350masl in the Gualme area of Corquin, Copan. The farm is planted with Catuai, Obata and Lempira, and 4 hectares is in full coffee production underneath the natural forest. Gualme is a
relatively high altitude area with temperature swings and high humidity. This means the coffee produced in this area has good acidity and complexity, but it is a challenging environment to dry coffee. Producers in this area deliver their coffee to a centralised drying facility.