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Honduras Las Peñitas


Ithaca, NY

Honduras Las Peñitas

|12 oz.
A recent expansion at this Honduras coffee farm gives this family of harvesters a bigger stomping ground. More room for this coffee perfect in its complexity.
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    About the Roaster
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    Ithaca, NY
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    Honduras Las Peñitas
    • Washed icon
    • Santa Barbara icon
      Sub Region
      Santa Barbara
    • Jorge Benitez icon
      Jorge Benitez
    • 1850 - 1950 icon
      1850 - 1950
    • Pacas, Typica icon
      Pacas, Typica
    Roaster’s Notes
    "This is our seventh year working with Jorge Benitez and his farm, Las Peñitas. Our baristas always love the return of this coffee, and this year there's a little extra excitement, as Jorge won second place in this year's Cup of Excellence in Honduras. Jorge has been managing Las Peñitas since 2008, and he has shown tremendous dedication to maintaining the high standards set by his father, Natividad, winner of a 2005 Cup of Excellence award. While Jorge and his family do a majority of the work at Las Peñitas at the beginning and end of harvest season, they do employ pickers to help during the busiest portions of the season. We are consistently impressed with the quality from Jorge and his family, and we hope you are too. Jorge has recently expanded his small farm with new plantings. Among the older Pacas trees, Jorge has planted Typica trees, trimming back his Pacas trees so they will continue producing beautiful coffee. Jorge does all wet processing on-site at Las Peñitas before sending his coffee to Beneficio San Vicente for milling and exporting. Beneficio San Vicente provides a critical service by buying the washed coffee at a set price, then drying and selling the coffee ready for export. Along with this set price, Jorge receives additional premiums for his exceptional quality. We are thrilled to see Jorge follow in the footsteps of his father Natividad in receiving recognition for this beautiful coffee. We hope you enjoy!"

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