*New Light Roast! Full Body, with a Deep rich Chocolaty Flavor, and a clean finish. Smooth Milk Chocolate, with Tones of Honey, Caramel and Cocoa. Organic Certified It is an exceptional Honduran coffee from the Marcala region. No chemical inputs are used. The “cherries (fruit of the coffee bean),” are composted and used as fertilizer, along with vermiculture, and fewer insects are present at the altitude that it’s grown, so no insecticides are necessary. If there ever is a bug problem, farmers sometimes plant peppers as a repellent. The coffee is very dense, and thus has “depth of flavor” and we are able to roast it just right to bring out it’s natural flavor characteristics and a wonderful sweetness. All our coffees are roasted fresh to order in multiple small batch roasters (30-60 kilos) at our facility in Miami. We are a family of growers and roasters, laser-focused on quality, and because of our volume and innovative model, we are able to deliver an excellent quality 100% organic coffee, at a price that represents a considerable value. Name: Subtle Earth Organic Certification: Organic, Fair Trade Country: Honduras Region: Marcala Importer: Burke Brands LLC Crop Year: 2014Grade: Strictly High Grown (SHG)Roast Degree: Light Agtron: 53/68 Comments: Smooth Milk Chocolate, with Tones of Honey, Caramel and Cocoa
Finca San Antonio lies near Municipality of Villa Canales in the mountains of Central Guatemala. Coffee is planted out over 91.5 hectares – much of which is steep, mountainous terrain, meaning all work is carried out on the farm by hand. The coffee grows in the shade of a diverse mix of native trees. Finca San Antonio has been organic certified since 1992 and as such uses no chemicals or pesticides. The farm produces its own organic fertilizers using vermiculture (worm farms) and left-over coffee pulp, leaves, remnants from pruning, cow dung etc. Finca San Antonio also operates its own organic weed control – based on a combination of shade cover, good plant density, weeding by hand and thick ground coverage with organic mulch. San Antonio is haven for native flora and fauna, and is an excellent spot for bird watching thanks to its extensive natural forest and uninvasive organic farming practices. All of the farm’s permanent workers are provided with housing – equipped with drinking water, electricity and modern bathrooms. San Antonio also runs a school for its employees’ children. The main harvest on the farm runs from November until February. The coffee is picked by hand when it is fully ripe, pulped on the same day, fermented and fully washed. The wet parchment coffee is then moved to the farm’s extensive patios where it dries in the sun until it reaches the optimum humidity level. All of the waste water from the wet mill is treated at the farm’s three oxidation lakes, in order to keep its water courses free from pollution. This coffee is Organic certified.