Honduras La Rosa – Espresso
EARL GREY • PEACH • MANGO
PROCESS : WASHED
PRODUCER : ROSA ESMERALDA MONTOYA
VARIETY : CUTUAI
REGION : SAN JUANILLO
ZONE : MASAGUARA
About the growers
“My farm, that I own, I’ve managed to grow with a lot of sacrifice, since it has been my turn to work every day and thus save all the money I get paid, since I was small, my dream was to have a farm.
This year is the first good harvest, I only maintain a small area since it is very difficult to maintain a bigger farm.
My family’s income only depends on the sale of our coffee. I have always sold my coffee as wet cherries. The maintenance in my farm is done with a machete and hoe (Azadón). We harvest the best way, by only selecting the best ripe cherries. We mill it the same day, then it is place between 25 to 30 hours in fermentation, once done, we wash it with clean water. The drying we do in a solar dryer and it takes a time of 20 days to refine.
I am very happy to be able to sell my coffee as a specialty lot, because I will have better income and I will be able to give a better livelihood to my family, I hope to continue offering my good quality coffee, manage better my farm, expand my drying area, and be able to help my family.”
– ROSA ESMERALDA MONTOYA
About the roasters
Reuben Hills is a boutique micro coffee roastery based in Surry Hills, NSW Australia which has been in operation since January 2012. We roast coffee which is showcased in the café downstairs as well as in other high quality cafes through our wholesale channel.
We travel around the world to producing countries (origin), meeting the farmers, cupping their coffees and selecting beans we’d like to purchase and import so we can provide our customers with coffee that was sourced directly from farmers, celebrating their work and introducing their coffees to the western world.
We only buy select small lots which is the best way for us to reward our producers for doing such a great job and taking care of us with such a great product and allows us to maintain ongoing relationships with our farmers.
– Reuben Hills Coffee