Honduras Aracely Martinez Washed Espresso - Single Origin.
Aracely Martinez Gomez has been working in coffee since 2004, learning to farm from her father Felipe Martinez who entered into coffee production in the 1990’s as the first generation of this family of coffee producers. Aracely is also the Manager of Tierra Lenca women’s group.
The farm is a combination of mainly IH90 and Catimor. Fertilisation traditionally takes place twice in May and in October, to feed the recovery from fruiting and the growth for the next harvest which runs from January to March.
Aracely utilises a concrete tank filled with water to separate the floaters and any foreign material from the ripe cherries. Cherries are then left to ferment in the tank for an additional 12 hours before being mechanically depulped and washed clean. Coffee is then left to dry on a solar dryer for approximate 15 days or when it achieves 11% moisture.
The process this coffee undergoes is classed as a ‘prolonged fermentation washed’ owing to the additional 12 hour fermentation of the cherry. This small extra step adds an extra layer of depth to the cup profile, increasing perceived sweetness and flavour as a result.
REGION: TRES CRUCES, ERANDIQUE, LEMPIRA
VARIETAL: LEMPIRA, CATIMOR
CUP: LEMON, TART HERBALS, WHITE SUGAR & HAZELNUT