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Honey Huabal

Black Currant, Honeydew, Concord Grape

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This organic honey-processed Peruvian coffee from Huabal has a velvety body and a pleasant dried fruit aroma. Black currant and honeydew flavors are supplanted by a berries and cream finish. Organic and Fair Trade.

Lot#

MLP183

Flavor

Black Currant, Honeydew, Concord Grape

Brightness

Berry, Medium-Low

Body

Velvety

Region

Huabal

Elevation

1,700-1,900 meters

Veriety

Caturra, Catimor

Producer

CENFROCAFE

Sweet Like Honey: A Unique Peruvian Coffee from Huabal

Located high in the Andes mountain range, above the city of Jaen, the Huabal district. This is home to many farmers responsible for cultivating some of Peru’s best coffee. CENFROCAFE was founded in 1999 and represents more than 2,000 coop members of local associations in Cajamarca. Farmers from three local associations in Huabal contributed the coffee cherries that make up this particular micro-lot. Those associations are Brillante Perla Andina, La Flora de la Agua Colorada, and Piadosa Santa Rosa de Lima.

These coffee cherries rested for a twenty-four hour period before being dried on raised beds to remove the moisture prior to being de pulped. This processing method is known as the honey process. It involves allowing the coffee to dry in its mucilage. That is, some of the fruit remains on the coffee bean as it dries which passes on sugars that affect the coffee’s aroma and flavor, as well as it’s behavior during the roasting process. A major benefit of honey processed Peruvian coffee is that it demands a lot less water than a traditional washed process coffee.

The Bottom Line

The honey processing method is know for producing coffees that are complex and fruity. Our Honey Peru Huabal is no exception. This coffee has a smooth and velvety body that pairs well with a mild acidity, plus delicate melon and blackcurrant flavors. It is without question that this is one of the most unique Latin American coffees we currently offer and that it is representative of some of the finest coffee from Peru.

Thanks to our friends at Cooperative Coffees for helping us share the story of this honey process coffee from Huabal.

Lot#

MLP183

Flavor

Black Currant, Honeydew, Concord Grape

Brightness

Berry, Medium-Low

Body

Velvety

Region

Huabal

Elevation

1,700-1,900 meters

Veriety

Caturra, Catimor

Producer

CENFROCAFE

Sweet Like Honey: A Unique Peruvian Coffee from Huabal

Located high in the Andes mountain range, above the city of Jaen, the Huabal district. This is home to many farmers responsible for cultivating some of Peru’s best coffee. CENFROCAFE was founded in 1999 and represents more than 2,000 coop members of local associations in Cajamarca. Farmers from three local associations in Huabal contributed the coffee cherries that make up this particular micro-lot. Those associations are Brillante Perla Andina, La Flora de la Agua Colorada, and Piadosa Santa Rosa de Lima.

These coffee cherries rested for a twenty-four hour period before being dried on raised beds to remove the moisture prior to being de pulped. This processing method is known as the honey process. It involves allowing the coffee to dry in its mucilage. That is, some of the fruit remains on the coffee bean as it dries which passes on sugars that affect the coffee’s aroma and flavor, as well as it’s behavior during the roasting process. A major benefit of honey processed Peruvian coffee is that it demands a lot less water than a traditional washed process coffee.

The Bottom Line

The honey processing method is know for producing coffees that are complex and fruity. Our Honey Peru Huabal is no exception. This coffee has a smooth and velvety body that pairs well with a mild acidity, plus delicate melon and blackcurrant flavors. It is without question that this is one of the most unique Latin American coffees we currently offer and that it is representative of some of the finest coffee from Peru.

Thanks to our friends at Cooperative Coffees for helping us share the story of this honey process coffee from Huabal.