EL PUENTE GEISHA
2019 Competition Selection:
EL PUENTE GEISHA
Our coffees are roasted weekly and fulfilled after roasting to ensure optimal freshness and flavour. Cut-off for all orders is at 9am on Tuesday mornings. Orders completed after this time will be shipped the following week.
- HARVEST: March 2019
- PRODUCER: Marysabel Caballero
- REGION: Chinacla
- ORIGIN: Honduras
- ALTITUDE: 1,525m
- VARIETIES: Geisha
- PROCESS: Natural
- FLAVOURS: Pomelo, honey, pomegranate, floral
We’re excited to share that our first Honduras Competition Selection offering comes from Marysabel Caballero, a third generation coffee producer with over 200 hectares of coffee seperated into 17 different farms.
Marysabel Caballero and her husband Moises Herrera are working with over 200 hectares of land, planted with coffee. They are 2nd and 3rd generation coffee farmers and have been rewarded many times for his commitment to developing coffee quality in Honduras.
Marysabel´s father Don Fabio Caballero inherited large areas of land in and around Marcala from his father, who was one of the pioneers of coffee cultivation in Honduras. After many years of poor profits, he decided to hand out land to his children, and especially to his daughter Marysabel and her husband Moises Herrera.
They have since been extremely successful producing quality coffees and have contributed to the improving reputation of Honduran quality coffees. Everything they do at the farms is documented, and they invest considerable time and resources both in new equipment and planting of new coffee varieties in order to improve the quality of the coffee. One of those new coffee varieties is geisha, and we are so fortunate to get our hands on two small bags of it this season!
For this lot, the cherries are hand-picked and then manually sorted to ensure even ripeness. The coffee is then dried in a greenhouse for 20 days, then finished for 10 days of drying under shade. The result in the cup is incredible!
Delicate sweet citrus notes which remind us of white pomelo, with honey sweetness and the acidity of pomegranate. Aromas of yellow and white flowers remain on the nose from hot to cool. Please enjoy!