- Acidity:Low to Medium.
- Body:Full & Rich.
- Aroma:Nut, vanilla, baker's cocoa
- Flavour:Dark chocolate, malt, toffee, caramel and vanilla with a nice length.
Honduran Marcala SHG
The Barrios family has been growing and trading coffee for over 140 years. The 100% SHG Arabica beans are imported directly from the family’s plantation in Marcala, Honduras and roasted by Andrew.
Creating a high quality coffee is an intricate process. It begins with the careful preparation of the soil at the plantation and ends as a cup is served. Before the seed is even planted, environmental factors such as altitude and climate are infusing the seeds with their own unique flavor. Like the grapes used for a vintage wine, coffee beans are fragile and must be carefully monitored to maintain quality control. Our Honduran Marcala SHGs. It is 100% SHG Arabica Estate Coffee. SHG means Strictly High Grown, a highly sought after characteristic in coffee. As with a good wine, the best beans come from a high altitude as they mature slower and more thoroughly than the lower altitude varieties.
This is particularly important in harvesting coffee, as the density of the bean is crucial during the roasting process. Our Honduran Coffee is unique. It is of single origin AND single estate and consists of handpicked 100% SHG Arabica Coffee. The advantages of a single origin/single estate coffee are considerable; consistency and quality are guaranteed at every step throughout the production process as each bean is closely monitored. A coffee for lovers of suave, fragrant flavors, with a medium to light body, yet stimulating and vibrant taste. The subtle, floral notes are a reflection of its rich acidity. A single origin at its best, this coffee is grown at a high altitude, surrounded by banana and citrus trees and carefully washed in spring water. It is then dried on patios and turned over a number of times every day, each bean is hand selected for its quality. If you drink black coffee you may prefer this variety. It is the best way to appreciate the delicate flavors that a coffee can offer.