We're thrilled to offer this woman-grown coffee from Flashlight Coffee Roasters in San Francisco, CA for the month of October!
Tasting Notes: Hibiscus, Arnold Palmer, totally crushable
- Origin: Honduras
- Region: Santa Barbara
- Village: El Cedral
- Farmer: Ana Rosa Izaguirre Trochez
- Processing: Washed
- Altitude: 1,550 MASL
- Varietals: Pacas, Ihcafe 90
Ana Rosa helped her father work on the coffee farm since she was a child. Her father had one of the largest farms in the El Cedral village, she generally had to do the fertilization and pick the cherries on harvest season.
She married at 16 years old and left with her husband to Colón (north coast of the country). They lived there for 14 years until her father suggested they return to on El Cedral and he gave her a hectare of land to cultivate with coffee. Since then Ana Rosa and her husband have worked in the coffee farm.
5 years ago her son-in-law Mario Moreno encouraged her to prepare a micro-lot of specialty coffee and test in the same market that Mario was selling trough Beneficio San Vicente. They quickly demonstrated a natural ability to cultivate excellent coffee and are now buying other plots of land for their sons to develop as well.
The cherries are de-pulped every afternoon, then, the parchment is put into fermentation tanks where it is dry fermented for 14 hours. After, the parchment is rinsed into the tank with a lot of water four times. Next, it´s put inside the parabolic solar dryer for around 15 days, during the dryer the parchment is sorted by hand to remove defective beans.