Flavor Notes: PAPAYA, LIME, MELON, CINNAMON
This nano-lot (like a micro-lot but much smaller) is a honey-processed pacas created exclusively for Joe Bean by Honduran farmer, Jeovany Lara (pictured above, right). Unlike traditional methods, honey processing allows the fruit mucilage to dry on the coffee bean before being removed, creating unique sweet flavors. Honey processing is a difficult process to master, but when executed flawlessly, like this one, it yields exceptional results. This superb coffee is full-bodied and bursts with notes of papaya, lime, melon, and cinnamon. Jeovany only produced two bags (69 kilo bags) so it will not be around long —so don’t miss out!
Jeovany works closely with Benjamin Paz (pictured above), owner of the San Vicente dry mill, who has worked relentlessly over the years to help the world discover the amazing coffee farmers from the Santa Barbara region of Honduras. Benjamin's family began farming in the area in the early 1980's during a time when Honduras did not have a remarkable reputation for specialty coffee. After building their own family farm's coffee to be competitive with some of the best in the world; they turned their focus to helping their neighboring farms do the same.
Beneficio San Vicente is now one of the world's most highly esteemed sources for specialty coffee with many of their farming partners dominating national and international coffee competitions. At their mill, the Paz family meticulously separates every coffee lot delivered. They also provide consultation for every farmer they work with as well as help connect farmers such as Jeovany to roasters like ourselves so that we can purchase directly.
Such innovative teamwork enables sustainable, quality-focused systems to exist that are good for everyone involved. We are very excited to be working with individuals who are growing amazing coffees as well as creating groundbreaking systems within their own communities.
Region: Santa Barbara
Producer: Jeovany Lara
Altitude: 1,900 meters
Net Weight: 12 oz.