About the producer
Great for espresso
Francis Arturo Romero is the owner of the farm San Isidro III, which is located at 1200 m.a.s.l in the Colque area of Corquin, Copan. Francis produces three coffee varietals on this five and half hectare farm, a small amount of red catuai, with the rest being Lempira & IHCAFE90.
Due to the varietals Francis’s coffees have lacked complexity and fruity notes. However, with the help of Falcon and Arucos micro-lot project Francis was able to focus on cherry selection and sugar content in order to determine the right shade of red to pick the cherries, and add value through meticulous processing. Francis managed to produce an outstanding natural with plenty of complexity and delicate acidity and saw a considerable increase in the quality of his coffee.
This year the harvest for all producers was extremely difficult with increased rains during the harvest and a lack of pickers meaning a large amount of coffee was lost from either falling to the ground or swelling and splitting on the tree.
This lot is a natural that was macerated for 90 hours before being dried on raised beds. All the processing for the micro-lots takes place at the Aruco mill to centralise and have greater control over the process to create consistent procedures but also to reduce the risk on the producer. The mill is also at 800 m.a.s.l which gives a drier more stable climate to dry the coffee compared to the farms at higher altitudes where the weather can be unpredictable.
This coffee received a cup score of 87 and is grown organically.
This coffee was bought through Falcon coffees, for more information on Falcon go to falconcoffees.com/about/
Red catuai & Lempira
(90hr) Macerated Natural
Prunes, figs, orange marmalade & chocolate
Dose 19g to 38g yield to 28 seconds
Ethical, Speciality Coffee.
Inside every coffee bean, you can find a burst of flavour, aroma and body that provides you with an exceptional experience time after time. All of the beans are ethically sourced and roasted using professional tools and equipment to perfect the beans profile for your enjoyment..
Paying Higher Than Fair Trade Prices
Hand-Roasted, High-Quality Coffee Beans
Ethically Sourced Through Direct Trade