Coffee by Design
Honduras COMSA Oscar Omar Alonzo
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Marcala, Honduras|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2022|
Blind Assessment: A balanced honey-processed cup that leads with stone fruit and vanilla-like floral notes — sweet, tart, and especially aromatic.
Notes: Produced by Oscar Omar Alonzo of Finca Cual Bicicleta, entirely of the Catuai variety of Arabica, and processed by the honey method in which some of the fruit flesh is left on the coffee seed during the drying process. Founded in 1994, Coffee By Design is a specialty coffee roaster in Portland, Maine that also operates three coffee shops in town, as well as one in Freeport. Visit www.coffeebydesign.com.
The Bottom Line: Delicately sweet-tart, deeply aromatic. Baking chocolate, apricot, grapefruit zest, hazelnut butter, rhododendron in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The nut-toned finish is lifted by rhododendron-like florals.