About our July Coffee of the Month
Now this is a fun coffee!
Each and every sip reminded us of one of our favourite childhood sweets. Sometimes there just isn’t enough room on a tasting card for coffees like this…
Heightened sweetness and playful levels of fruits are the result of the long term vision of dedicated producer Carlos Lopez.
Highly attuned to the ebbs and flows of coffee production, Carlos’s success resides in his carefully considered rejuvenation program which aims to concentrate sugars in the cherries and increase the yield of the plants over time.
His timetable also tracks fertilization and spraying for leaf rust. Before implementing a plan, soil and foliage samples are sent to the Zamora University in Honduras for analysis and then decisions on which type of fertilizer and how much to apply, are made.
We first met Carlos Lopez early in 2016 at a mill in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia.
Carlos had coincidentally just delivered his lots that week and through some good fortune, we were one of the first to try it. The very next day we were treated to a tour of his farm and knew straight away that we had found something very special.