Coffee Review - Honduras Finca Las Brisas by Victrola Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Santa Barbara Department, Honduras. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Round, sweet-toned, balanced. Apricot, orange, caramel, lily-like flowers and a hint of chocolate in aroma and cup. Softly tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. The chocolate hint in particular comes forward in a slightly drying finish.

Notes: Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety and Pacas, a dwarf selection of Bourbon. Finca Las Brisas is a tiny farm that produces only twelve 150-pound bags of coffee per year. Honduras, until recently a largely overlooked Central American coffee origin, has been producing increasing volumes of refined coffee over the past few years. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit or call 206-624-1725 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A quietly complex, classically balanced breakfast cup.


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