Honduro-Spro Single Origin Espresso
COFFEE REVIEW MARCH 2021: 92 points
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly chocolaty, fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, raspberry jam, cedar, caramel, lemon verbena in aroma and small cup. Crisp, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; chocolaty, sweetly herbaceous finish. In three parts milk, raspberry notes recede and caramel and chocolate come forward.
Notes: Produced by Tony Castro of Finca La Joya and processed by the natural method (beans are dried in the whole fruit). RamsHead Coffee Roasters is a family-owned company founded by Bozeman, Montana natives Caleb and Laura Walker, specializing in direct trade microlot coffees. For more information, visitwww.ramsheadcoffee.com.
The Bottom Line : A single-origin espresso from Honduras. Natural processing encourages a fruit-driven straight shot and a very chocolaty milk shot; especially full mouthfeel.
Honduro-Spro is not your typical espresso. This single origin espresso seeks to push the boundaries of what espresso can be, abandoning the traditional dark roasted profiles normally found in espresso. Honduro-Spro is a true light roast espresso highlighting bright lemon lime forward notes and a rich caramel body, with an overall zesty mouthfeel. This beautiful espresso is best enjoyed as a straight doppio, in a cappuccino, or cortado.
Our coffee selection from Honduras is not just about awesome coffee, its also about helping people. We first received samples from Tony Castro, founder of Finca LaJoya several years back during SCA Boston. Truth be told, we knew nothing about this coffee or Finca LaJoya, and Tony's natural sample sat in our cupping room for well over a month before we roasted and cupped it. Once roasted, we were pleasantly surprised by its beautiful flavors and we reached out to Tony, and we learned so much...
We came to find out that Tonys small Finca LaJoya is an engine that helps support an all girls orphanage and families in the area who work the farm. The "Faith Hope and Love" orphanage is located in Tegucigalpa Honduras and helps educate, care for and love around 15-20 girls.
Our relationship with Tony and his wife Sara is continually growing, and we are proud to announce this will be our third buying season. Harvest for this years crop is underway again with more naturals. We are blessed to not only be able to buy top grade coffee, but to know that our sales of this coffee help our global community on an individual level.
- Lemon Lime Tartness
- Rich Caramel
- Zesty Mouthfeel
Recommended Brewing Method(s)
French Press, Drip & Espresso