Central American Coffee Beans

Central American coffee is world-famous for its quality and varied flavours. Costa Rica produces fine wet-processed coffee that’s mostly mild, sweet and bright. Honduran coffee provides a great base for blending and is generally low in acidity and of the sweeter persuasion with distinct caramel flavours. Nicaraguan coffee is a lovely, mild coffee with a light acidity, best for dark roasting and blending. Mexican coffee beans are generally light bodied and nutty tasting but can also be heavier with a bright acidity and overtones of chocolate. Guatemala is home to diverse growing regions thanks to its perfect soil, climate and altitude. Huehuetenango comes from the north highland and is famous for its exceptional quality and distinct acidity and fruity flavours.

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  1. RFA
    Costa Rica Hacienda Aquiares SHB  Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    Costa Rica Hacienda Aquiares SHB Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    £4.40
    Earn £0.20
    Weak
    4

    Taste

    Costa Rican Coffees are characterized by good acidity and a tangy aroma combined with full-bodied richness. They are prized for their bright citrus or berry-like flavours in the acidity, with distinct nut-to-chocolate roasty flavours. This coffee has a high citrus-like acidity with a smooth, medium body, making it a perfect example of a Costa Rican. Starting gently, it becomes more flavoursome and ends with a superb bright acidity. If you are a fan of typical South Americans, you will love this new crop coffee.

    Facts

    Hacienda Aquiares has 1,667 acres planted with coffee, mixed with native shade trees, while 381 acres (150 hectares) are protected natural forest. Hacienda Aquiares, the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica, lies on the beautiful and fertile slopes of the Turrialba volcano, and is nestled between the Aquiares and Turrialba Rivers. Hacienda Aquiares has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This ecolabel ensures that forests are protected, rivers, soils and wildlife conserved, and workers treated with respect, paid fairly, properly equipped and given access to education and medical care.

    Costa Rican coffee has set the standards for fine wet-processed coffee for the rest of Central and South America. High altitudes produce better quality beans and the best Costa Rican coffee beans are grown above 3,900 feet and designated as "strictly hard bean".

  2. Limited Edition Speciality
    El Salvador El Cipres La Montana Coffee

    El Salvador El Cipres La Montana Coffee

    £7.30
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    3
    Beautifully fruity and sweet, this naturally processed Central American coffee is truly delicious.
  3. Limited Edition Speciality
    El Salvador Finca Santa Leticia Coffee

    El Salvador Finca Santa Leticia Coffee

    £5.00
    Earn £0.25
    Medium
    3

    Taste

    This beautiful, fully washed, sun-dried coffee brings out elegant aromas of honey, caramel and walnut with hints of rose. When tasting, on first sip we found this to be a sweet, mild coffee with moderate complexities followed by a mellow milk chocolate after taste. A genuinely luxurious coffee to be drunk throughout the day like an afternoon tea.

    Facts

    The Santa Leticia Estate has been run by the Valdivieso family for generations high in the Apaneca-llamatepec mountains in the North West of El Salvador. It was the current owner, Ricardo Valdivieso's great grandfather, who purchased the farm in 1870 and named it after his wife, Leticia. A lot of love and knowledge goes into this coffee.

    Grown at a height of 1200-1750 metres above sea level, the farm is also an archaeological site, complete with Mayan artefacts.

  4. Best Seller
    Guatemalan SHB Bojangles Coffee

    Guatemalan SHB Bojangles Coffee

    £4.40
    Earn £0.20
    Medium
    3

    Taste

    This coffee is sweet in aromatics with a fruity start reminiscent of plums and cherry, petering out to a milk chocolate finish. Its refreshing taste makes it a particularly good morning coffee as well as being a great all-rounder.

    Facts

    This fully-washed Guatemalan is from the north highlands, home to exceptional coffees with distinct acidity and fruited flavours. Thanks to the dry, hot winds that blow into the mountains from Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain, the region is protected from frost, allowing cultivation from 1350 feet above sea level.

    Guatemala is one of the worlds top coffee origins and the eighth largest producer. This relatively small country boasts the most climatically diverse regions in the world. The soil, rainfall, humidity, altitude, and temperature are varied enough to produce seven distinct types of Guatemala Arabica coffee which are well-known and highly rated.

  5. Honduras SHG Finca Monte Cristo Coffee

    Honduras SHG Finca Monte Cristo Coffee

    £3.85
    Earn £0.15
    Strong
    4

    Taste

    This is a smooth and rich coffee, with cocoa notes and slight hints of nutmeg and licorice. It works well with milk where some praline nut sweetness appears.

    Facts

    Until recently Honduran coffee had not made it to the summit of the speciality coffee market due to mediocre coffee processing and transporting, little inward investment to put things right and the lack of a distinct brand in the consumer market. However, the great soil, altitude, climate in the Honduras combined with farmers increasingly better-trained in agricultural practices is resulting in some amazing coffees. Finca Monte Cristo coffee comes from the western mountainous region of Copan and is a high quality coffee designated as ‘Strictly High Grown’ (SHG) grown at between 1500 – 2000 meters above sea level which is an important criteria when searching for the best coffees. Coffee is a hugely important industry to Honduras with more than 40,000 coffee farms and some two million people involved in the coffee harvest, that’s 30% of Honduras employment. The largest growing region is Santa Barbara, as well as Copan, Ocotepeque, Lempira, La Paz and El Paraiso in the South.

  6. Limited Edition RFA
    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    Nicaragua La Argentina Rainforest Alliance Coffee

    £5.00
    Earn £0.25
    3

     

    Location:        San Fernando, Nueva Segovia
    Farm:              Finca El Bosque
    Altitude:         1250-1560 masl
    Processing:   Washed (RFA)
    Varietal:         Caturra & Catuai

    San Fernando is located around 24 kilometres from the region’s capital ‘Ocotal’ and of the 10,000 residents, the vast majority are coffee farmers. This beautiful area is home to the stunning and aptly named ‘Finca El Bosque’ (which translates to ‘the forest’) and has been owned by Julio Peralta since 1991. The farm lies on the mountainous slopes in the Nuevo Segovia region on the border of Honduras, providing spectacular views of the surrounding forests and mountains of Jicaro and San Fernando. The environment is incredibly wild and coffee grows densely amongst shade trees of banana and inga, the potassium provided to the soil by the banana trees is elemental to the nutrition of the coffee on the farm.

    El Bosque produces coffee at altitudes of between 1250-1560 metres above sea level and has an annual rainfall of approximately 1800 millimetres. These factors, along with Julio’s inherited passion and dedication for growing exceptional coffee, combine to produce lively, bright and complex flavour nuances in the cup.

    Javier Antonia Mayorquin is the manager of Finca El Bosque and of the 140 hectares that make up El Bosque, only 30 of them are allocated for coffee production. The rest of the land has been set aside for the growth of different varieties of pine and oak, and it is this factor along with a clear commitment to sustainable environmental practice that has resulted in Rainforest Alliance certification for El Bosque. All power on the farm is provided by solar panels and a rainwater harvesting tank which produces hydroelectricity.

  7. Limited Edition
    Nicaragua La Argentina RFA Light & Dark Roast Coffee Bundle

    Nicaragua La Argentina RFA Light & Dark Roast Coffee Bundle

    £7.00
    Earn £0.35
    This deliciously smooth coffee bundle is real winter warmer. In this bundle you get two 150g bags of Nicaragua La Argentina RFA coffee, one lightly roasted and one dark roasted. It is the perfect way to compare how a taste profile can change with a difference of just a few degrees of roasting temperature
  8. Limited Edition Speciality
    Panama Boquete Barú Indian High Estate coffee

    Panama Boquete Barú Indian High Estate coffee

    £5.50
    Earn £0.25
    Strong
    3

    Taste

    This coffee is just fantastic, smooth and clean with a velvety mouth feel of chocolate and soft, sweet citrus notes.

    Facts

    Panama Barú Indian High Estate coffees are grown in the Boquete region of Western Panama. Barú Indian High Estate is one of several coffee farms located around the slopes of Volcan Barú near the Costa Rican border.

    The Anselmito Estate was purchased by the Perez Balladares family around 1992-1993 from original property owners, the Watson family. It is located in the Horqueta region and offers Typica and Catuai varietals. Most of the trees were originally planted by the first owners. The estate has its own wellspring that runs throughout the area and the location offers breathtaking views of the Barú Volcano and the main square of the city of Boquete. It is also home to numerous wildlife species due to the large amount of shade given by the trees.

  9. NEW
    Personalised Coffee

    Personalised Coffee

    £6.00
    Earn £0.30
    3

    If you are looking for the ideal gift for the coffee lover(s) in your life (or a special treat for yourself) our Personalised Tin Bundle is the perfect solution.

    This black tin comes with a clip-lock lid and two 200g bags of coffee, in either whole bean or the grind of your choice.

    Mark a special occasion, inject some humour or just be practical when adding the message for your tin label. Whilst we reserve the right to refuse to print inappropriate messages we love it when you get creative.

    A brief description of the coffees on the drop-down menu to help you choose:

    Emporium Excelso - This Great Taste Award winner is a superb full-bodied and rich blended coffee, earthy yet with fruity acidity and spicy smokiness.

    Guatemalan Bojangles - This is sweet in aromatics with a fruity start reminiscent of plums and cherry, petering out to a milk chocolate finish.

    Java Jampit - A coffee with earthy tones, leading to creaminess but with a bolder hint of fruity acidity and a stronger dark cocoa aftertaste.

    Kenya AB + Bora Estate - A full-bodied, full-tasting coffee, strong and smooth with hints of blackcurrants, caramel and butter.

    Peru Tunki - This is a delightfully smooth, full-bodied and complex coffee, with a delicious floral aroma, citrus orange snap and delicate chocolate flavours.

    Please see the website for further details of each coffee.

  10. Limited Edition
    South & Central America Selection Pack

    South & Central America Selection Pack

    £20.50
    Earn £1.00

    For those who love their coffee smooth, chocolatey and full of caramel flavour, this is the perfect selection pack for you. We've picked what we feel are the best of our South American and Central American coffees to delight your taste buds.

    • Brazil Fazenda: - a sweet and complex flavour expect cocoa and plum/berry notes
    • Peru Tunki: - a delicious floral aroma, citrusy orange snap and delicate chocolate flavours
    • Guatemalan Bojangles: - a fruity start reminiscent of plums and cherry then peters out to a milk chocolate finish
    • Panama: - smooth and clean with a velvety mouth feel of chocolate and soft, sweet citrus notes
    • Honduras Monte Cristo: - cocoa notes and slight hints of nutmeg and licorice

    Our South and Central Selection Pack includes 5 x 200g bags of coffee.

    Choose whole bean or the grind of your choice.

    Seasonal changes may result in selection pack coffees changing without notice. We endeavour to replace any out of stock coffee with the closest match we have.

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