Saint Henri Micro-Torréfacteur - Israel Ramirez
TASTING NOTES + Butterscotch + Tropical Fruits
We are pleased to present a beautiful coffee from the Honduran producer Israel Ramirez once again. Israel is the eldest son of Antonio Ramirez, the patriarch of the Los Ramirez group and a true community leader. He started growing coffee in 1990, just 5 years after his father Antonio planted his first crops in Selguapa. Like many members of the Los Ramirez clan, he started his farm from seeds of Typica and Bourbon offered by Antonio.
Until 2018, the group of 25 small producers sold their coffee in cherries to local intermediaries, until they took the initiative to process their coffee themselves and produce high-quality microlots for the specialty coffee market. This new model now allows them to earn more than 3 times the average local price. Israel recently invested in its drying facilities and its focus on improved fermentation and cooler, slower drying times has resulted in a more complex cup.
Deeply sweet and vibrant, this Typica lot presents light floral aromas as well as butterscotch and tropical fruits flavors. We’d like to thank Semilla Coffee, our import partner for this beautiful lot.