Honduras Los Manguitos
Producer: Hernán Castro - Finca Los Manguitos
Region: San Andres, Lempira
Altitude: 1600+ masl
Harvest: Nov - Feb
Varieties: IHCAFE (hybrid of Caturra and Sarchimor) and Catuai
Hernan Castro owns Finca Los Manguitos in San Andres, Lempira, which is in the Opalaca region of Honduras.
In this area, producers typically mill their own coffee, drying it on patios and raised beds as the weather permits. For his processing, Hernan makes sure the coffee is picked ripe, then it allows to dry on raise beds, leaving the fruit on the bean allowing it to “raisin-ify” around the bean. Natural fermentation occurs resulting in the creation of complex flavors and sugars. A longer process that the traditional washed method, the natural process promotes complex fruity notes which are clearly on display in this cup.
Los Manguitos is a family-owned farm for the past twenty years. Hernan is the third generation of coffee producers in his family, so coffee runs in his blood. He has been working on farms since he was old enough to get involved.