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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Nicaragua, Santa Maria, Red Honey

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Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.

Example: Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

We've been buying coffee from the Peralta farms for several years and are very excited to have found an exclusive red honey micro lot. Santa Maria de Lourdes is owned by Octavio Peralta and the farm covers an area of 35 hectares with an additional 45 hectares of protected rainforest. The large farm is split into smaller sections in order to separate different varietals. This red honey processed Caturra comes from the San Jose de Las Caldas plot is a small lot of just 550kg.

Coffee is hand harvest and sorted to a very high standard the employees of the farm. After picking and sorting the coffees are pulped to remove about half the fruit and mucilage from the coffee. With a moderate amount of mucilage still intact the coffee is laid out to dry on raised beds in a poly tunnel. This protects the coffee from rain and allows for even and consistent drying. The results are outstanding, a well balanced cup with very sweet brown sugar and red apples notes. The honey process adds body creating a rich and silky mouthfeel. This makes this coffee really shine for espresso but it's also great for all brew methods especially if you enjoy coffee with a good balance of sweetness and body.

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Altitude: 1370 masl
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Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Nicaragua - San Fernando, Nueva Segovia
Tasting Notes: Golden sugar, Red Apple, Milk Chocolate body
Varietals: Caturra

Roasting and delivery information

All our web orders are usually dispatched next working day after the order is placed. We send out all UK Mainland orders using a next day tracked courier service

We always aim to delivery your coffee to you within 8 days of roasting and coffee is packaged in sealed, foil bags for maximum freshness

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.