Tasting Note: Lime | Lemon Tea | Hint of Maple Syrup | Malic Acid
Size:200g / 1kg
Brewing Recommendation: Filter Brew / Modern Espresso
Since the 20th century, the Gonzales-Carrillo family has been working on Finca Liquidambar in Valle de Angeles, Honduras. Spanning over 15 hectares, the estate cultivates a wide range of arabica varietals including Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, and the rarer varietals like Pacas and parainema that we have this time.
Parainema "Sarchimor" is an artificial cross-breed between Villa Sarchi and Timor by the Honduran Institute of Coffee, IHCAFE; it is a high disease-resistant varietal created just in time as coffee leaf rust started invading central American countries back then, saving thousands of farms from disastrous damage!
Villa Sarchi is a natural mutation of the Bourbon varietal originally found in Costa Rica, while Timor is a result of a spontaneous interspecific cross between Coffea arabica (arabica coffee) and C. canephora (robusta coffee).
In other words, Parainema is the grandson of Robusta, but tastes much better!
The washed parainema we have this time carries citrusy acidity that reminds us of lime and lemon, mixed with a little red apple-ish acidity, with a nice sweetness that reminds us of maple syrup.
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers alike to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
The Republic of Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Valle de Angeles
A municipality in the Honduran department of Francisco Morazán. The name translates to "Valley of Angels".
The farm’s name, where finca means estate/ranch/farm in Spanish.