Blue Bottle Coffee

Honduras Cerro Gacho

Location: Oakland, California

Origin: Capucas, Copan Department, Honduras.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Review Date: August 2013

Agtron: 62/81

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Nice range of aroma and flavor, ranging from a honey and raisiny dark chocolate to pepper and pine hints to a shimmer of meadowy flowers. Backgrounded but vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, balanced finish.


Certified organically grown and produced at an elevation of around 5,000 feet from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica. Blue Bottle Coffee so admired the work of farmer José Luis Medrano that it purchased his entire production for this crop year. Blue Bottle started as the quintessential boutique coffee business: a micro-roasting operation in Oakland housed inside a space about as large as a suburban walk-in closet and a single retail location in San Francisco. Since its founding Blue Bottle has attracted a strong following in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and now operates two roasting locations: one in Oakland, California and another in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.bluebottlecoffee.net or call 510-653-3394 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a piney, slightly savory hint complicating a richly sweet, dark-chocolaty cup.

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

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