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Honduras Ben Paz El Brujo

A departure from our recent offerings of Geshas from Benjamin, this Parainema variety offers another side of his farming operations. With a heavy tactile and deep red-fruit sweetness, this anaerobic washed coffee strikes a balance between process and variety.



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Level: Expressive Light  |  Agtron # 75.5


Variety:
Parainema
Process:
Elevation:
1650 Meters
Cup:
Dried Cranberry, Milk Oolong Tea, Raw Sugar, Hibiscus
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Variety:
Parainema
Process:
Anearobic, Washed, Raised-Bed Dried
Elevation:
1650 Meters
Cup:
Dried Cranberry, Milk Oolong Tea, Raw Sugar, Hibiscus

Story

Benjamin Paz is a coffee producer, roaster, and exporter in Santa Barbara, Honduras. Outside of running his own successful coffee farm (He placed 1st in the Honduras Cup of Excellence last year) and roasting program, he is also the liaison for the greater Santa Barbara region through his mill and exporting company San Vicente. Benjamin manages hundreds of relationships with the producer group in Santa Barbara, connecting each with a roasting partner who can grow with each coffee producer they’re partnered with. A true legend of the industry, Benjamin does it all with a smile on his face and a deep love for coffee and the people that grow it.

Through Ben and San Vicente, we’ve established a sourcing program over the years with almost a dozen coffee producers in the area. This particular lot comes directly from a farm that Benjamin owns in El Cedral. Outside of his award-winning farm La Salsa, he cultivates a handful of other farms, many of which we purchase from. This farm, El Brujo, produces Parainema. He's planted this, favoring Parainema for it's resistance to disease as well as it's high yield. Benjamin's coffees from El Brujo are characterized by his long anaerobic washed processing, where he allows up to 48 hours of in-cherry fermentation in a sealed tank. This long fermentation imparts a heavy tactile and complex fruit note within the seed.

WASHED PROCESSED COFFEES
Processing in coffee refers to the conversion of the raw coffee cherry into green coffee, a finished product for roasters to manipulate. Washed coffee can also be known as “wet-processed.” It refers to the removal of the fruit that covers the seeds before they are laid to dry. To do this, coffee cherries are then squeezed through a screen called a pulper. The fruit/skin travels down one shoot, while the coffee beans go into a large tank. The seeds at this point still are covered in a sticky, mucilage-like substance. (think the stringy fruit left on a peach pit) From here, the coffee goes through a 12-36-hour fermentation. This step is a delicate time in processing where bacteria are eating and converting the mucilage and changing the flavor of the coffee. If this fermentation happens for too long and the coffee becomes vinegary, too little, and you end up drying coffee with mucilage semi-intact. The coffee is washed several times to remove any remaining mucilage that is left. Once free of the fruit, the coffee then moves on to the drying phase, be it patio or raised bed.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami & Kalita Wave 185

Coffee: 16g

Water: 250g @ 204°F

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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 30g
0:30 - Center Pour - 105g
0:55 - Sprial Pour - 180g
1:20 - Spiral Pour - 250g
Drain 2:00

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$5.85

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred while transporting the palletized coffee from NJ to our roastery in Arkansas.

$0.09

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.84

Cup Score

86.3

Lot Size

207kg

Transparency Grade

A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$11.39
$5.85
$0.09
$5.45
$1.80
$1.84
86.3
207kg
A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$5.85
$0.09
$5.45
$11.39
$1.80
$1.84
86.3
207kg
A+
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