“Ruta del Cafe”, or "the coffee highway", is the main highway that connects the western region of Ocotepeque, Honduras, to the eastern and southeastern growing areas. While the vast majority of farms are nowhere in sight when driving along this highway, it is lined with large coffee mills all along the way. This lot is a blend of coffees from a few different growing regions we visited last harvest - Santa Rosa de Copan, Comayagua, and Corquin. The altitude of the farms these coffees are from ranges from around 1200 to 1550 meters above sea level. These coffees are processed using eco pulpers that use very little water, removing the majority of cherry and fruit in one fail swoop, forgoing fermentation but are washed in clean water before drying. This is very similar to what you see in the micro mills of Costa Rica, "fully washed" actually being a hybrid of pulp natural and wet processing technics, and producing a coffee that tastes much more in line with the latter.
Flavor Notes: Raw sugar, cinnamon powder, shades of bittersweet chocolate and soft but present acidity that comes off like apple or pear.