Roasted Schedule: This is a limited release coffee, which means the number of times we roast this coffee each week is also limited. Orders may be delayed 1-2 days to ensure freshness, waiting for the next roast.
SOUR PATCH KIDS WATERMELON, ANYONE?!
COMSA, or Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A, is a group that was formed by small Honduras coffee farmers with the goal of joining together to transform their farms from conventional to organic production. COMSA now has over 1200 members, and puts on a week-long intensive training program called Diplomado Organico, which aims to teach innovative organic farming techniques to other small farmers.
When a coffee is a "natural", it means that rather than the seed being immediately removed from the cherry after picking, the cherries are instead laid out to sun dry either on a patio, or a raised bed. To prevent the cherries from spoiling, or drying unevenly, they are raked often throughout the day, and covered at night. This process generally takes a few weeks, and results in a sweeter, fruitier, often fuller-bodied coffee.
Our last natural coffee was Ethiopia Shakiso which was very fruit forward, particularly tasting of strawberries. With this Honduras natural, the first taste that jumped out at us was watermelon. It's sweetness reminded us of candy, like rock candy (or combined with the watermelon... Sour Patch Kids Watermelon anyone?!). This coffee has a fuller, syrupy body that is fitting and adds to the overall character of the cup.