Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Honduras El Pinabetal
|Roaster Location:||Carrboro, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara Department, Honduras.|
|Est. Price:||$12.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2010|
Blind Assessment: Co-cupper Wendy De Jong showed a bit more enthusiasm (89) than Ken (88) for this roast-influenced profile. For the dominant aromatic note in the cup Wendy read “fresh fig,” Ken simply “raisin.” Both cited a pungent, spicy cedar; Ken added dark chocolate. For Wendy the acidity was “mild and fruity.” Fullish body, though Ken found the mouthfeel slightly lean.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2009 Honduras Cup of Excellence (www.cupofexcellence.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed twenty-fifth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 85.91 from an international jury. Sharing a building and ownership with Open Eye Café, Carrboro Coffee Roasters describes itself as a “premier small batch artisan coffee roastery.” Visit
Who Should Drink It: A moderately dark roast develops an attractively pungent, cedary fruit character.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2010 tasting report: Prize-Winning Coffees from Latin America