|Coffee||Santa Barbara, Honduras
Mario Alexis Moreno Leiva
|Tasting Notes||White peach. Frangipane. Limoncello.|
We’re very pleased to bring you El Guayabo, a 90-point, Cup of Excellence-winning coffee roasted by Fuglen in Tokyo, Japan.
Grown near Lake Yojoa’s volcanic field along the Santa Barbara mountains, a gentle microclimate and biodiverse terroir contribute to El Guayabo’s delicate peach flavors. Over 800 plant species and 400 bird species populate this area of western Honduras; El Guayabo is higher than most coffee farms in Honduras in an area inaccessible by roads and home to over 800 plant species and 400 bird species. At this height, the coffee matures more slowly, and the coffee berries develop even deeper and more intense flavors.
El Guayabo is named for the single guava tree that grows on producer Mario Alexis Moreno Leiva’s plantation. In the four years Mario Alexis has managed the farm, El Guayabo has won the Cup of Excellence twice in a row, and this particular edition of El Guayabo is a spectacular, competition-grade 90 points.