Victrola Coffee Roasters
Honduras Santa Barbara Beneficio San Vicente Caracolillo
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara Department, Honduras.|
|Est. Price:||$18.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2014|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, complex. Blood orange, sweet chocolate, vanilla-toned flowers, a hint of almond in aroma and cup. Rich, complexly expressed acidity; light but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Orange and flowers carry into a crisp finish.
Notes: This sample, one of Victrola’s Reserve series of rare super-microlot coffees, consists entirely of peaberries (caracolillo or caracol in Latin-American Spanish), a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Honduras, until recently a largely overlooked Central American coffee origin, has been producing increasing volumes of fine coffee over the past few years. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a classic but distinctive breakfast cup, zesty yet plush.