First Harvest Honduras El Ocotillo
From Thursday this week at both locations we’ll have a very limited offering of regular harvest El Ocotillo from Honduras. Producer Natividad Benitez won the Cup of Excellence competition in 2005 and has reinvested resources into his farm to improve the quality of his coffee year by year, producing a coffee to rival any other worldwide. Natividad does employ a few pickers, but remains very involved in every step of his process with a focus on selecting the ripest cherries for production – an initiative and care that translates directly into more sweetness in the cup we brew.
This regular or first harvest of Ocotillo is exceptionally small, with a larger late harvest to follow in the coming months. The farm produced only five bags of green coffee to export to 49th Parallel, who offered it to us to serve over the next weeks. (we anticipate this lasting through mid September at the latest). This is one of our favourite coffees, and possibly Keaton’s very favourite coffee, and we look forward to serving it every year. That we’ve been offered to exclusively serve and sell this coffee is not something we take for granted, and we look forward to the privilege of sharing it with you soon.
Look forward to our first Kenya next week and some more exclusive tiny lots of coffees coming through Myriade this Fall.