We have the distinct honor and privilege of being the only roaster in the United States to receive Josè Martìn Sarmiento's family micro-lot. This washed coffee is truly a joy to roast, and puts a smile on our face every time we brew a cup. So far, nobody has had a negative, or even neutral, opinion of the coffee—only the best things to say of this one. The amount of work and dedication that Martìn and his family have put into this bean truly shows.
In his own words:
My name is Martin Sarmiento, we are a family business dedicated to the production of specialty coffee, and we also have a brand of coffee that we market internally. I have 15 years of being a coffee producer, we are located in the coffee growing region of Opalaca, my farm is located at an altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level, in the village of Chupucay, San Miguelito, Intibucá. We cultivate IHCAFE 90 and Obata varieties, we make a selective cut of the harvest, we do the pulping in our small mill, we wash the coffee with clean water, our drying system was in nylon but thanks to the support of World Vision now we do it in a solar dryer, where there is a slow process that is carried out, that guarantees the quality of the final product.
This coffee was imported in partnership with World Vision and the logistical assistance of Copan Trade. Great people make for great coffee.
What We Taste: Exceptionally clean, balanced sweetness, with notes of vanilla, amber honey, and a soft subtle green apple acidity as it cools.
Varietals: Obata, IHCAFE 90
Altitude: 1700 masl
Roast Level: 2.5 (Scale of 1 being lightest to 5 being darkest)
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