Adolfo Reyes Portillos farm lies on the fertile volcanic slopes surrounding Lake Yojoa in the village of El Cielito, Santa Barbara, Honduras. Like many farmers in the region, he has found great success in the Cup of Excellence program, placing seventh in 2010. With the winnings from that auction, he was able to expand his farm and build a small wet mill on his property to ensure that his coffee is processed correctly.*
Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Honduras Los Portillos, from New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair.
origin: El Cielito, Santa Barbara, Honduras
producer: Adolfo Reyes Portillo
elevation: 1530 meters above sea level
process: fully washed, patio dried
The aroma of the Honduras Los Portillos is stunning, and immediately seizes my attention. It’s bright and lively, bursting with scents of red berries, stone fruit, and citrus, all of which play off a backdrop of cocoa powder.
And as I take my first few sips from the cup, its flavor profile is even more stunning. This is a medium-bodied coffee with a tremendously juicy mouthfeel, as from the very start, bright, juicy fruit flavors come splashing onto my tongue like a flood. Jaw-dropping flavors of raspberry, apricot, tangerine, and lime entice the taste buds, rounding out with a crisp, clean finish.
*content courtesy of New Harvest Coffee Roasters
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