Intelligentsia Coffee

Direct Trade La Tortuga Honduras

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Mogola, La Paz Department, Honduras

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $22.00/16 ounces

Review Date: August 2013

Agtron: 58/74

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, balanced, subtle. Honey, plum, hints of vanilla and roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Soft acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor carries impressively into a long, sweet, rich finish.


Produced at an elevation of around 5,000 feet from trees of the Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai and Typica varieties of Arabica. This coffee continues a nine-year relationship between Intelligentsia Coffee and Honduras farmer Don Fabio Caballero. This sample was roasted at Intelligentsia’s Los Angeles facility. With operations in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas, Intelligentsia is a distinguished specialty roaster and a leader in sourcing and roasting small, exceptional lots of coffee like this one. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy quiet subtlety, soft acidity, and a graceful finish in a classic Central America cup.

This review originally appeared in the August, 2013 tasting report: A Focus on the Classic: Coffees of Honduras

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