From the Honduran Highlands
a sweet every day drinker
Finca Monte Nevado sits at a staggering elevation of 1900 meters above sea level in the Ocotepeque department of Honduras. On 1 hectare of land, surrounded by Guama and Sweetgum shade trees, grows the hybrid coffee variety IHCafe 90. This is a crossbreed of Catarru and Timor varieties developed by the Instituto Honduran del Cafe (IHCAFE). While disease resistance was at the forefront of this cross-breeding, at the hands of a talented producer like Herminio Perdomo, the flavor doesn’t disappoint.
The exceptionally high altitude of this farm allows the plants to grow slower and intake more mineral and nutrients. This leads to a higher quality coffee with a more interesting flavor profile. Typical for Honduran coffees, this lot is sweet with a well balanced acidity. In the cup, look for fruity notes with hints of vanilla, hazelnut, and brown sugar (think sweet, nutty nougat or buttery apricot thumbprint cookies). This coffee will preform great as an every day, morning brew. Dial in with a 1:16 ratio, filtered water at 208-210℉, a medium grind and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle.