We Taste: Golden Raisin, Golden Delicious Apples, Simple Syrup, Dates
Origin: Honduras, Santa Barbara Mountain
This is our third year purchasing coffee from Jose Santos Gonzales, but our first after getting to visit his farm and speak face to face. Jose lives on a beautiful plot of land on the Santa Barbara mountain which has boasted countless placings in Honduras' Cup of Excellence competitions. Jose's farm is several acres that overlooks Lake Yojoa, one of the natural features that makes this mountain perfect for growing beautiful coffees as it helps stabilize temperatures throughout the day and year.
Currently Jose grows Pacas, Catimor, and just this year planted Geisha. Pacas, a natural mutation of the Bourbon varietal, is a staple on this mountain and produces rich and sweet coffees. This one in particular reminds of dates, golden raisin, sweet and soft golden delicious apples, It is a perfect daily drinker but offers plenty of nuance for those looking to more subtle quality.