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Osmin Reyes / Honduras - Imperial Reserve - NET

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FLAVOR NOTES:

Chocolate / Crème Brulée / West Coast Pale Ale

PRODUCER:

Osmin Reyes

REGION:

El Cedral, Santa Barbara

VARIETALS:

Bourbon, Typica, Pacas & Catimor

PROCESS:

Washed

ELEVATION:

1800 meters

Our relationship with Osmin Reyes began with a bit of seredipity. We were just about to leave Otilio Lieva’s house when Osmin stopped by with a first pickings sample from his new farm - the highest above the village of El Cedral. The families that surround El Cedral have a deep reputation of producing some of the best coffees in Honduras, and have the Cup of Excellence success to back that up. When an opporunity arises to work with a producer with such potential you have to jump on it. We were able to cup the coffee in the morning before heading to the airport and even though it was only a picture of the early potential, we knew we were on to something special. 

This is Osmin’s second farm with the first being just down the mountain a short ways. On this plot he grows Bourbon, Typica, Pacas, and Catimor. This is a broader range of varietals than is usually found in the area, which adds to the complexity.

Osmin Reyes’s coffee is beautifully resinous with overtones of pineapple and mango, with a touch of pine and cedar; reminding us the sweet hoppiness of West Coast pale ales. To round out the lower end, there are notes of vanilla custard, caramel, and chocolate, very similar to rolos and Cadbury’s caramel eggs. This coffee is very lively and dynamic, matching our excitement to see where this relationship will go in the years to come. It is the perfect coffee for the brighter, warmer days we begin to see this time of year.

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WHOLESALE COST:

5 Pound Bag : $63.75     10 Ounce Bag : $9.50 / $18.00 MSRP

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