Aroma: sweet. Chocolate, nuts
Flavor: balanced. Caramel, chocolate, apple.
The name is inspired by Cerro Azul Meambar National Park. The park is beloved for its cloud forests, a unique kind of rainforest that is consistently covered in thick mists and clouds. The park is about 50 kilometers north of Siguatepeque, the city where COHORSIL has established its base of operations.
The Cooperativa Cafetalera Siguatepeque Limitada, or COHORSIL, was founded in 1980 in Siguatepeque, a town in the Montecillos mountain range. The 12 founding members originally sold agricultural supplies, but they soon saw the need for a credit system and more technical assistance for farmers.
Strictly High Grown (SHG) specifies the altitude at which the coffee was grown. A coffee must be grown at 1,200 meters above sea level or higher to be considered SHG. The higher altitude and lower temperatures mean that the coffee fruit matures more slowly, creating a denser bean.
EP stands for European Preparation. EP beans are Screen 15+ with a low defect tolerance.
Honduras is a small yet mighty coffee producer. The country boasts the largest per capita coffee production in the world. Beginning in 2017, Honduras began placing in third place for Arabica production volume globally. For this slot, they compete with Ethiopia—a country 10 times larger than Honduras. The two countries trade between third and fourth place annually, but the achievement is impressive, nonetheless.
Above all, while Honduras increasingly offers high end microlots, what the country arguably represents overall is exceptional value. Quality has improved massively over the last 15 years. Its known to offer a well balanced, clean cup with a nice tuch of acidity. That is why, Honduras is part of our permanent offer.