Roast Co. Artisan Coffees

Honduras Catracha “Alfonso” Microlot

Location: Oakland, California

Origin: La Paz Department, Honduras

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2013

Agtron: 55/65

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Lovely balance; complete. Caramelly chocolate, grapefruity citrus, delicate, meadowy flowers in aroma and cup. Gently bright acidity; plush mouthfeel. Caramel and grapefruit in particular carry into a sweet-toned finish.


Catracha Coffee is a project organized by Honduran-American Mayra Orellana-Powell aimed at increasing coffee quality and income for a group of small farmers from the Honduran village of Santa Elena where Ms. Orellana-Powell was born. This is a particularly fine microlot from Catracha Coffee produced on the farm of Alfonso Hernandez. Roast Co. is a small-batch roasting company based in Oakland, California founded by Alex Roberts and Andrew Green with the vision of roasting high-quality coffees sourced through conscious connections. Visit www.roastco.com or call 510-658-2799 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a classic cup with fine structure and a quietly complete set of aromatics: a little chocolate, a little citrus, a shimmer of flowers.

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

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