Aida Escolan Espresso

$18.50 - $60.00
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Aida Escolan Espresso

$18.50 - $60.00

Aida Escolán, originally from the capital city of Tegucigalpa, moved eight years ago to take over her grandfather’s coffee farm; Cerro Grande in La Labor, Ocotopeque.

Aida became interested in the coffee field trying to keep the heritage of her ancestors and focusing on quality from every point of view. She has developed an integrated farm that contains diversity of timber and fruit trees, as well as coffee growing with varietals that maintain a good profile in the cup. An important goal is to maintain and improve production quality while at the same time giving a better life quality to her staff.

Only the ripest fruit are carefully picked, then the cherry is taken to the home mill where the coffee is pulped and fermented in water tanks for 24 hours. The drying is completed in green house style Solar Dryers on raised beds. When the parchment is at 12% moisture content, it is sent to Beneficio Santa Rosa in preparation for export.

After harvest, coffee waste is used to make organic fertiliser; with pulp developed compost processed by Californian red worm. The mucilage is used to make different products that serve as foliar fertilizer to farms. Such organic fertiliser has also helped the coffee plants with defence against coffee rust or ‘Roya’ which is prevalent in the area.

This is the third year that we have sourced coffee from this particular micro-region, and we are proud to support a female producer from the fine community of La labor.

 

process Washed
region Cerro Grande Farm, La Labor, Ocotepeque
masl 1400
varietal Pacas, Catuai
cup Caramel, toffee, cooked stone fruit & peanut butter
roast Espresso
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