San Rafael # 107
سان رافائيل 107
This is a blend of two lots from Norma Iris Fiallos and her son Donaldo Gonzalez Fiallos
Norma Iris Fiallos owns the farm San Rafael, located in the Los Limos area of Corquin, Copan. Norma is one of the most innovative producers in the area, with a vast array of different varieties, including bourbon, catuai, maragogype and parainema. The farm is nestled within a pine forest, which greatly acidifies the soil, giving the coffee a very unique cup profile. The coffee is completely shade grown and the production area represents a fraction of the total land.
The 7 hectare farm sits at 1250masl and is mostly planted with red and yellow catuai, but he has also started planting Lempira, Parainema and IHCAFE90. After noticing that the red and yellow catuai cherries taste very different we decided to compare their sugar and acid levels and their cup profiles. Interestingly, the yellow cataui cherries were much higher in sugar and acid, with sugar readings on average of 27%, which is extremely high.