Caramel sweetness, dark chocolate and tangy with a juicy acidity and velvety mouthfeel
Region: Santa Elana, La Paz, Honduras
Growing Altitude: 1,700 masl
Process: Honey process (yellow)
Juan De La Cruz Vasquez has a 2-acre farm called El Naranjo in the community of Carrizal where he lives with his wife and 3 children. In prior years, Juan has sold his family's coffee in cherry to the local middleman. For the last 5 years he has been working with Catracha Coffee. During this time, he has improved his farm management practices using lime to control the pH of his soil, fertilizing with organic compost, and spraying organic fungicides to control levels of leaf rust. These actions have improved the health of his farm and the quality of his coffee production. Juan has also learned to process his coffee using his own micro-mill so that he can depulp, ferment and dry his coffee before delivering it to Catracha Coffee. This is the first year that Juan has been able to process enough coffee for a single-producer micro-lot.