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OQ Coffee Co.

Honduras La Cuchilla Farm

Location: Highland Park, New Jersey

Origin: Lempira Department, Honduras.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2013

Agtron: 64/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Rich, round, sweet-toned but briskly dry. Cedary chocolate, maple sugar, plum, roasted nut in aroma and cup. Pronounced but balanced acidity; smooth-textured though drying mouthfeel. Flavor carries powerfully into a long, distinctly drying finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of the red and yellow Catuai varieties of Arabica by Orland Paz at La Cuchilla, a farm based in La Union, Honduras at an elevation of 5,000 feet. OQ Coffee is a New Jersey-based small-batch roasting company that emphasizes its commitment to coffee quality and community-building. Visit www.oqcoffee.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy briskly dry though full-flavored white wines.


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

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