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Designed to be extracted by top-quality espresso machines, Utopia is our darkest roast and is created to satisfy the most demanding taste buds. The coffee beans have been roasted to showcase a complex taste profile which typically exhibits a rich depth, sweetness, citrus, and bitter flavor notes. It matches perfectly with any milk-based drink or straight espresso shots.
Roast Level: dark
Tasting notes: baker's chocolate, spices, dark chocolate, stout
Coffee: Honduras Erandique, Lempira
Growers: Tierra Lenca Womens Coffee Group
Altitude: 1,600 to 1,800 meters above sea level
Process: fully washed
Varietals: IH90, Catuai, Catimor, Bourbon
Harvest: January - April
Net weight: 1/2 lb.
About the Growers:
Lempira is a department in western Honduras with secluded, rugged landscapes, including the tallest peak in Honduras, Cerro Las Minas. The department was named Gracias until 1943 and was used as an administrative center for Spaniards during colonial times. It was renamed Lempira for the Lenca cheiftan of the same name who fought the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century. In pre-colonial periods, Lenca controlled a large territory that extended from Guatemala to present-day El Salvador in the region of the Lempa river. During the Spanish invasion, the Lenca organized a decade-long war of resistance led by the warrior chief Lempira (after whom the national currency of present-day Honduras is named).
The town of Erandique, Lempira is surrounded by pine and sweetgum forests. It serves as a coffee and grain collection and processing point for the higher-elevation villages in the area. It is also well known for its opal mines.