Honduras Montecillos (March 2021)Regular price $15.00
Honduras, bordered by Guatemala to the west, El Salvador to the south and Nicaragua to the East, is the largest coffee producer in Central America, Though the country has the ideal factors to grow wonderful coffee (fertile soil and high altitude), its infrastructure was not as well developed as its neighbours, resulting in quality control challenges. This meant that most of its coffee was destined for the commodity market.
However, since then, steps have been taken to improve the quality of Honduran coffee (such as the setting up of coffee-tasting laboratory to assist farmers) and there have been more specialty lots coming out of Honduras in recent years.
There are six distinct regions in Honduras: Copán, Montecillos, Agalta, Opalca, Comayagua, and El Paraíso. This month, we are featuring coffee from Montecillos, where coffee is grown between 1,200 to 1,600m, allowing the coffee cherries to ripen slowly to have a sweeter flavour.
We taste notes of stone fruits, particularly cherries, followed by warm chocolatey flavours in the cup. This is accompanied by a delicate acidity as well as a medium body which goes down very smoothly.
As our #dYScover beans are roasted specially, and separately from the rest of our offerings, we only have limited quantities per month! If you have ever thought or wondered about specialty coffee from Honduras, do make sure you give this a try soon!
There are so many different types of coffee grown in various regions of the world, with each region tasting very distinct from one another.
#dYScover, by Yong Seng Coffee, is our attempt at letting you experience specialty coffee from the various coffee-producing regions of the world. Read more about specialty coffee here!
Join us on this journey as we bring in coffee from different regions every month, as we explore the world of coffee together.