Honduras – San Vicente Finca Jazmin
This unique washed process bean is our first from Honduras. Bright and fruity, with floral accents, flavor notes of raspberry, white grape and melon are present, with more subtle notes of jasmine, orange and tropical fruit. For a Latin American bean it has a brightness more akin to an Ethiopian or Kenyan, and is a great way to wake up with a burst of flavor, timed particularly well for spring.
Hailing from a woman owned and operated 7 acre farm, this bean is grown at just over 5,000 feet, in the mountainous southwestern area of Honduras, in the Marcala growing region of La Paz. The owner, Nancy Hernandez Contreras, started picking coffee cherries alongside her father at just 8 years old, eventually learning how to process beans, and now operates her small farm and nearby cafes with her husband and daughters. Her lifelong coffee passion and abundant knowledge has culminated in the best farming, harvest and processing practices.
Finca Jazmin is comprised of a mix of Bourbon and Catuai varietals, they are hand picked, pulped and then dry fermented for around 22 hours. After washing, the coffee is raised on African beds where it is sun dried for 18-25 days.