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Introducing our first of four micro lot coffee harvests arriving at the Roastery this year; "Jaguar". Microlot coffee is extra special, if you want to know more about it, have a click through to our page.
Caribe Coffee Co. Ltd ethically sources it's coffee from farm cooperatives. This particular farm is called Los Pajuiles in the village farm region of Cofradia 7Km North of San Miguelito, Honduras. The farmer, Jose Maximo, is a third generation farmer. He left school at second grade and worked as a farm labourer elsewhere, when old enough, he completed compulsory military service and finished his education in the military. After returning home to the family business, he married Guillermina and they had 6 children. When his grandfather died the farm was inherited by other family members leaving Jose without lands to farm. He used his savings and sold livestock to buy some land and machinery. His farm has steadily grown to 8 hectares and he now ships his coffee beans internationally through a farm cooperative. The farm is home to various native and protected fauna, including agoutis, squirrels and parrots and is currently part of fruit and timber reforestation projects.
The Jaguar microlot plant matures about 10 years on average. It grows in clay soil and is harvested December through February. The bean grows amongst flora that creates unique flavours when tasted. Professional cupping results list honey, almonds and passion fruit, we also found hints of berries, the medium roast of this bean is sweet and mildly acidic with an inviting and pleasant mouthfeel.
District: San Miguelito
Latitude: 4°34'01.5"N Longitude 88°14'30.8"W
Weather: Winter 10 TO 15 ºC Summer 24 TO 28 ºC Rainfall 1,500 TO 1,763 ml Humidity 77.5%
Farm altitude MASL 1400m
Ripe Cherry Colour: Red
Pulping process: Mechanically, waste used as organic fertiliser.
Fermentation process: In a concrete pile, 12 to 16 hours
Drying process: Sun dried 5 to 8 days