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