Certifications:
Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic
Roast Body:
Bold Body
Roast Level:
Medium Roast

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    Honduran Marcala

    Cupping Notes: Creamy, Walnut, Milk Chocolate, Lemon

    In the year 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers' salaries and purchasing school supplies. The premium also finances the construction of kitchens in the schools in support of the Merienda Escolar program that provides meals for school children. Royal Coffee New York is proud to support COMSA by purchasing their excellent quality, organic and Fairtrade certified coffee.

    Location: La Paz, Marcala, Honduras

    Altitude: 4,250 - 5,575 Feet (1,295 - 1,699 Meters)

    Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Cataui,Caturra, Pacas

    Process: Washed

    Drying: Solar and mechanical drying

    Harvest Period: December - April

    Export Period: February - June

    Fine Ground: At a fine grind, coffee should be soft to the touch – slightly finer than granulated sugar.

    Espresso: Great espresso requires skill, patience and quality equipment. Without these things, and a proper grind, espresso can be thin and weak or over extracted and clog in the portafilter. The perfect grind is essential to reaching espresso nirvana; an intensely rich and creamy extraction with thick crema and well rounded flavor.
    Grind: Fine/Very Fine

    Aeropress: The Aeropress is a quick and efficient way to make flavorful, rich coffee with low acidity and bitterness. With specially designed micro-filter technology the Aeropress consistently provides some of the best coffee in just under 20 seconds.
    Grind: Fine/Medium

    Medium Ground: At a medium grind, coffee should be gritty like sand with no considerably large pieces.

    Auto Drip Pot: The Auto Drip style coffee maker is an efficient and hassle-free way to make a fresh pot. With the correct grind and water to coffee ratio, it IS possible to get a great cup of coffee using this method.
    Grind: Medium

    Chemex: The Chemex is an elegant brewing device that extracts only the purest, most flavorful coffee without any bitterness or sediment. Because of the incredible functionality and design, the Chemex, paired with Chemex Bonded Filters, create a pure coffee experience unlike any other.
    Grind: Medium/Coarse

    Coarse Ground: At a coarse grind, coffee is separated into large fragments similar to grained kosher salt.

    French Press: The French Press is a classic and easy way to prepare decadent and smooth coffee and can easily be converted to brew cold coffee. The coffee grounds and water are separated by a fine mesh plunger leaving only fresh brewed coffee after 5 short minutes.
    Grind: Coarse

    Toddy Cold Brew: The Toddy Cold Brew system is a simple and consistent way to extract a delicious and low-acid brew. Oils and fatty acids that would normally settle into hot coffee are eliminated leaving you with a perfectly balanced and smooth cup of iced coffee.
    Grind: Coarse

    Overall Customer Rating of 23 Reviews:

    HONDURAN !!!!

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    My wife who does not drink coffee will have a cup of Honduran every morning.That says alot.


    Ixnay on the Emonlay

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    • My God the lemon

    I've had Nicaraguans with a subtle lemon on the finish that topped off the body of the coffee nicely. This Honduran is extra extra lemon-y in a fairly thin bodied coffee. As in off putting. As in unpleasant memories throughout the day about the lemoniness of this coffee. I am mixing it half and half with Sumatra to get through the bag. Not a reorder for me.


    Great Coffee

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    This is a very flavorful coffee, medium body, and not too strong for my wife. I like a little stronger coffee, but the flavor makes up for it. I won't drink anything else. Drink some and you're hooked.


    Good Coffee

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    Another great coffee from FRC!


    Honduran Marcala

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    I like strong bold xtra dark coffee, although this coffee is not i find it to be quite flavorful and will continue to add to my rotation. I purchase several (4-5) pounds of coffee from Fresh Roasted every month, this one will be a repeat.


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    scaa2015The Fresh Roasted Coffee process begins at the source. Our coffees are chosen and established with great love and greater yet - consideration of origin, flavor profile and quality. All of these components help us to deliver consistent, exceptional coffee with true approachability. Fresh Roasted Coffee roasts our beans using the most eco-friendly roasting technology available. We have eliminated our carbon emissions by up to 80 percent in a smokeless roasting environment which increases overall flavor and quality. Freshness is the key to revealing all of what coffee has to offer. Our beans are roasted per order and shipped directly to your door. We want our customers to experience coffee at its peak drinkability just a few days after being roasted to perfection. Our process reaches completion when you truly taste a coffee's origin...and nothing extra.

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