Flavor Profile: Milk Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Roasted Almond.
About the Coffee
Nestled in the hills of Siguatepeque in the Comayagua department, Finca Las Moras is one of Genuine Origin’s own farms. The farm serves a dual purpose: first as a Volcafe Way training lab where our field techs and agronomists demonstrate best practices coffee farming for visiting producers. Second as a functional farm that produces coffee, experiments with different coffee varietals and tests out new processing methods.
The Parainema variety is a cultivar of the Sarchimor family of Arabica hybrids, and it caused a big stir in Honduras in 2017 when it won the Cup of Excellence, elevating its reputation in the minds of farmers and importers. This coffee is complex and multi-layered, with leading notes of orange zest, pomegranate syrup, magnolia and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is lively and full, and acidity is briskly juicy.
Honduras is a small Central American country with its share of problems. The World Bank estimates that in rural areas 20% of Hondurans earn less than $1.90 per day. Country-wide, roads are sub-optimal; many coffee farms in Honduras are accessible only via dirt roads that snake up along mountainsides. Despite these factors, entrepreneurial producers are working toward higher quality, experimenting with new processing techniques and growing high-profile varietals. The objective: kick down the door of the specialty coffee market, build a reputation as a specialty coffee origin and earn the money that comes with it.