Honduras Finca Santa Marta Pacamara Microlot 2011-2012 Organic Lot 237


Bean name Honduras Finca Santa Marta Pacamara Microlot 2011-2012 Organic Lot 237
Country Honduras
Region Yoro
Other info Varietal: 100% Pacamara


Finca Santa Marta is located close to Victoria town in the Yoro District of Honduras. The 23 hectare farm was bought by the Hawit family in 1963, although the family started in the coffee business in 1920. Finca Santa Marta produces about 17 tonnes of organic coffee annually from the loamy soil some 1300 metres above sea level.

They produce two main varieties, Catuai and Pacamara, both of which have gained a great reputation. They have always achieved good results at the Cup of Excellence competition, coming 1st in 2006. Then Ana Lucia Hawit came 1st in the Honduran Barista Championship, and 15th in the WBC held in Copenhagen in 2008 using the family's own Finca Santa Marta coffee.

This year we were given the chance of cupping a number of different micro lots from the farm, asll from different days pickings and fiofferent parts of the farm. This was not only good becuase we got a chance to pick our favourties, but a great learning experience for me as a cupper. We seleted two lots of the same varietal (Pacamara) that are very, very different in the final cup, but still both extremely tasty.

In the cup expect an acidity, full of green apple, bright lively while still having the chocolate sweetness of its brother, lot 236. Think sharp and sweet Granny Smith apple covered in milk chocolate. It's hard to belive they are from the same farm and the same varietal.

Coffee: Finca Santa Marta Pacamara

Farm: Finca Santa Marta

Varietal(s): 100% Pacamara

Processing System: Depulped with water, naturally demucilaged in concrete tanks, naturally washed in concrete tanks, natural sundried on patios

Altitude: 1250-1480 metres above sea level

Farm Size: 49.00 Hectares

Coffee growing area: 35.00 Hectares

Annual precipitation: 1,300 mm

Shade Trees Species: Guama, Liquidambar, wood trees, Guajiniquel and Musaceas

Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm

Owner: Raúl and Munir Hawit

Number of Permanent Employees: 6

Number of Temporary Employees: 25

City: Victoria

Region: Yoro

Country: Honduras

Roasting Information:
Medium dark roast. Just before second crack, then drop.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Chocolate, green apple, melted chocolate, clean and bright.

Good filter: Yes, Good Espresso: No

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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