Making a return to Dean’s Beans, direct from the highlands of Honduras, welcome back this Honey Honduran coffee! We loved it as much as you all did the first time around, and couldn't pass up the opportunity to get our hands on another harvest of this micro-lot! This special coffee, from farmers Roberto Rene Gonzales and his wife Odalma, comes packed with rich flavors and organic, fair trade goodness. Combining nougat, caramel, and hazelnut notes, this smooth, sweet coffee delivers that perfect flavorful cup.
Processed by the “honey method,” this coffee’s outer fruit is removed, similar to wet or “washed” process, but some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean. That “semi-washed” residue has the consistency of honey, and the processing name just “stuck” (the puns are endless with this coffee!)
After drying, the sticky outer layer is removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Skipping the washing step leads to lower, muted acidity, leaning the flavor profile towards a fruitier, more rustic coffee, with a sweeter finish.