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El Liquidambo (Cup Of Excellence)

Our Price: £6.45
Product Description

100% Arabica

El Liquidambo

Cup of Excellence lot: no 11 B - (Nicaragua Oct 2015)

Perfect for: Cafetiere / Filter / Espresso

Strength: Full Medium

Type: Speciality / Origin

Region: Honduras

Flavour:
Filter / Cafetiere: Hints of caramelised apple up front, with caramel and almonds through the body and a beautiful almond brittle & toffee finish.

Espresso: Beautiful caramelised apple initially with subtle notes of toffee, warm caramel and malic kiwi acidity through the centre with an amazing almond brittle finish.


Farm: El Liquidambo

Tree Variety: Catuai

Processing: Shade Grown Washed

Altitude: 1230 –1410 metres above sea level

Owner: Maria Nery Marquez Granados

Location: Marcala, La Paz

Harvest: December - February


For Filter / Cafetiere

20 grams of coffee to 320 millilitres of water. Temp of Water 92 degrees.

Aroma Notes: Strong aroma of Toffee with undertones of Caramel.

Tasting Notes: Hints of caramelised apple up front, with caramel and almonds through the body and a beautiful almond brittle & Toffee finish.

Tactile Note: The warm apples combined with the caramel & almonds make this a great morning coffee. Perfect for a lazy weekend morning with toast or croissants.

For Espresso

18 grams of coffee extract 36 millilitres of espresso. Temp of Water 93 degrees.

Aroma Notes: Bright Fruit notes with undertones of nuts and toffee.

Tasting Notes: Beautiful caramelised apple initially with subtle notes of toffee, warm caramel and malic kiwi acidity through the centre with an amazing almond brittle finish.

Tactile Notes: Superb morning espresso to start your day right! Most inviting served through steamed milk as a flat white or cappuccino with your breakfast.


This coffee won 6th place in the cup of excellence out of 24 finalists!

El Liquidambo farm is located in Las Acacias community in the municipality of Marcala, Department of La Paz. It has an altitude of 1410 meters above sea level.

Mary is a small coffee producer who has faced harsh situations following the death of her husband in 2006, which is why she decided to take over the farm with her two children. This decision meant that one of her sons had to postpone his professional studies at a university in Tegucigalpa to work on the family farm “Liquidambo” in the village Acacias in Marcala, Department of La Paz. This small farm cultivates with love, the legacy that Mary has for her children and grandchildren in memory of her husband.

She participated for first time in COE obtaining 6th place. Her farm produces Catuai and Bourbon varieties at a height of 1409 meters above sea level, gradually technifying her farm with the support of IHCAFE who help with fertilizers and technical support for the management of her farm, and now she can see the results she is filled with much satisfaction.

Coffee process begins with the selection of ripe cherries; Maria does not have a milling machine so she hires the service though she always monitors the implementation of the processing and drying of coffee. Her dream is to continue cultivating an excellent quality coffee in order to give education to her children.

Previously she sold her coffee only locally but now with this experience in the preparation of specialty coffees, she is now hoping to sell her coffee to international markets to improve living conditions and to reward the efforts and sacrifice of her children. Currently 4 of her 6 children have been able to go to university because of the money she has been able to generate through her award winning coffee!

 


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Reviewer: (2018) Michael from Plymouth   5 Stars
Excellent service, wide choice of taste and flavours. Brilliant.


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