Victrola Coffee Roasters

Honduras Santa Barbara Finca Las Brisas

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Santa Barbara Department, Honduras

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.75/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 53/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Balanced, sweet-toned, classic. Ripe raspberry and orange, citrus blossom, roasted cacao nib, a hint of sage in aroma and cup. Gently and richly nuanced acidity; round, cushiony mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant finish.


Honduras, until recently a largely overlooked Central American coffee origin, has been producing increasing volumes of fine coffee over the past several years. Denis Teruel’s farm Las Brisas produced this classically structured coffee from trees of the heirloom Bourbon and compact-growing Pacas varieties of Arabica. 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 value the complete, balanced structure and quietly engaging aromatics of a classic Central American cup.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2015 tasting report: Traditional Coffees of Central America: Quest for the Classic

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