ORIGIN : El Cielito, Santa Barbara, Honduras
FARMER : Bertilio Reyes Portillo
ALTITUDE : 1600m
VARIETAL : Pacas
PROCESSING : Washed
ROAST : Light-Medium
TASTING NOTES : Juicy, wildflower honey, lemon, mandarin orange
The 2009 Honduran Cup of Excellence Champion, Bertilio Reyes Portillo, understands what it takes to grow amazing coffee. In 2011 our owner, Bob Garver, travelled to Honduras in search for exciting new coffees. During that trip he and Bertilio made an agreement to be exclusive partners. This partnership was the first of its kind at the time. Year after year we are pleased to continue to offer his coffee. He consistently aims to increase quality. He is constantly experimenting with different varietals, processing, and drying methods. Through our partnership, he has been able to expand his farm and contribute to his surrounding community. In recent years he inspired his nephew, whom he raised as his own, to take up the life of coffee farming as well. Olvin Reyes is the next generation, keep an eye out for his coffee later in the year.