Coava Coffee Roasters

Porfirio Castellanos Honduras

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Santa Bárbara, Honduras

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: January 2019

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet-savory. Toffee, black cherry, rosewood, walnut, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to notes of black cherry and walnut.


Produced by Porfirio Castellanos entirely of the Pacas variety of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or washed coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster, now with a San Diego location as well, that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation of good coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A rich, savory-leaning Pacas cup with tremendous depth of aroma and flavor.

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