Espresso Review - Honduras Espresso by Bard Coffee
  • Bard Coffee

    Portland, Maine
  • Honduras El Cielito Single Origin Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2011
Origin: Santa Barbara Department, Honduras. Price: $15.90/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Very sweet-toned, gently bright aroma: sweet cocoa, pineapply fruit. In the small cup lean but silky mouthfeel, with the fruit and cocoa notes deepened and enriched by hints of wine, cedar and leather. In two parts milk a sweet chocolate dominates complicated by gently tart fruit.

Notes: This coffee was grown in the Santa Barbara region by farmer Bertilio Portillo, one of whose coffees won the 2009 Honduras Cup of Excellence competition, the most respected competition for green coffees from a given country of origin. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine particularly focused on distinctive single-origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, founder of Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting and a frequent judge at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit or call 207-899-4788 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Subtle palates that appreciate a pleasing balance of sweeter chocolate-related notes and gently tart fruit in straight shot or short milk.


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