Honduras: Los Pinos - Pozo Negro - Natural
In the cup: Soft and sweet fruit driven tones with well balanced, pleasant acidity - like a sugar encrusted apple and raspberry pie. Light caramel tones in the aftertaste.
Cupping Score: 88.5
Mouthfeel: Creamy, round.
Producer: Joaquina Montoya
Altitude: 1700-1800 meters above sea level
Region: Pozo Negro
Joaquina Montoya is a farmer in Intibuca we have been buying from for three years now. Her farm, Los Pinos surrounds her house and is at 1650 masl. She is growing Catuai and Ihcafe 90, with the help of her sons.
Joaquina inspires the community she lives through her dedication to her work even though she has physical limitations caused by a disease.
Joaquina is an inspiring woman; despite physical limitations caused by a disease, she keeps her mind and ambitions unshakeable. With much effort, she raised her sons, teaching them how to produce coffee and the value of hard work.
Today she lives on her coffee farm where she manages maintenance activities as well as feeding her sons and staff. During harvest, she ensures the process of picking, processing and drying is done properly to ensure the highest possible quality coffee.
Drying is the area where Joaquina has absolute control. She has direct access to solar dryer where she spends long hours preparing coffee with dedication, taking care that the moisture content of the beans is reduced to the optimum 10-11%.