Honduras Otoniel Sagastume Natural Espresso - Single Origin
This coffee is produced by Otoniel Sagastume in the Santa Barbara region of Honduras. This lot is the Paraneima variety; a selection of the Sarchimor variety made by the Instituto Hondureño del Café (IHCAFE).
Coffee has been a key part of Otoniel’s life for as far back as he can remember. His father used to be a coffee producer and as Otoniel grew older, he was taught all about coffee production. He helped his father with his daily tasks on the farm and always enjoyed depulping and washing the coffee. When Otoniel was 15 years old, he started his own farm, a piece of his father’s given to him to experiment on. Otoniel slowly put into practice everything that his father taught him, and he soon took over everything.
This part of Honduras is renown, partly thanks to the work of people like Benjamin Paz and his company Beneficio San Vicente. The Paz brothers help producers process their cherry, educate with expertise, and realise the potential of their coffees. More importantly, San Vicente connects producers to roasters on the international market. The Santa Barbara mountain provides many environmental challenges to growing coffee but is home to some of the highest elevations in the country. The vast majority of Honduran Cup of Excellence winners have come from Santa Barbara since 2005.
REGION: FINCA LOS ROBLES, SANTA BARBARA
CUP: BERRIES, DRIED FRUIT, FIGS & CHOCOLATE