HERNÀN CASTRO - filter roast


purple grape/red apple

Roasted Monday 25th January 2021

Hernàn Castro is a third-generation coffee farmer. He started work at the family-owned farm Los Manguitos as a teenager. The farm is in the North-West of Honduras in the Opalaca coffee region.

This coffee is naturally processed. Once harvested the cherries are taken to the farm mill where they are sorted for any under or over-ripe cherries washed then placed on raised beds allowing the cherry flesh to "raisin" this allows complex ripe fruity flavours to develop. Once dried the cherry is mechanically removed from the beans.

This coffee is made up of two cultivars - Catuai - a hybrid of Mundo Novo & Yellow Caturra developed in Brasil in 1949. IH90 is a cross between Sarchimor & Caturra developed by the Honduran Coffee Institute in the 90's.

  • Origin: Honduras
  • Region: San Andres, Lempira
  • Farmer: Hernàn Castro
  • Farm: Finca Los Manguitos
  • Altitude: 1600 meters
  • Crop: 2019-20
  • CultivarIH90 & Catuai
  • Processing: Natural
  • Flavour: Purple grape, red apple