Coffee Review - Honduras Fernandez Farm by Cafe Grumpy
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Santa Barbara Department, Honduras. Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Symphonically fruit-toned and shimmeringly bright. An “underlying crushed grape sweetness” (co-cupper Wendy De Jong, 94) supported an array of lemon and berry suggestions. Ken (94) found deepening hints of fresh-cut fir and dark chocolate as well. Forward but accessible acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly tart finish.

Notes: Produced by Cesar Agusto Fernández on his namesake farm and a prize winner in the 2010 Honduras Cup of Excellence ( competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 89.70 from an international jury. An integral part of New York’s coffee renaissance, Brooklyn-based Café Grumpy opened its first café in 2005 and has since expanded to three locations plus its roasting facility. Visit or call 718-349-7623 for more information. Visit or call 718-349-7623 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Refreshing, sweetly and impressively complex breakfast cup.


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