Honduras Marcala Organic Mountain Water Decaf

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  • Country: Honduras

    Region: Marcala, La Paz

    Farmer/Grower: A collective of growers in the Marcala Region

    Varieties: Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai

    Processing: Honey

    Altitude: 1450 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 8.6%

    Density: 1.17 g/ml

    Harvest Date: March, 2021

    Arrival Date: December, 2021

    Grade: SHG, ORGANIC

    Marks: 013-0221-0024

    SCA Cupping Score:  84.5

  • Notes of brown sugar, citrus blossom, sweet honied aftertaste, bright citrus acidity, medium bodied, well balanced.
  • Decaf can be tricky to roast due to its darker than normal appearance. The humidity of this coffee is not as dry as most Swiss Water Decaf and the coffee roasts a bit more like conventional coffees. This honey processed lot shows a lot of character on the cupping table and can be enjoyed from light to medium to dark roasts, depending on preference. A light roast will have much more acidity than typical decafs.

About the coffee:

A collective of small producers in the Marcala region of Honduras. Yellow and red catuai varieties are pulped and dried in their mucilage as a honey. The coffee is then shipped to Descamex in Mexico where the caffeine is removed with pure water from Pico de Orizaba using a water saturation process that removes caffeine without the use of chemicals.

            

 

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