I got the memo. I saw the results of the poll. You and a good percentage of the Daily Shot Of Coffee readers love your dark roasts. I can understand that, but there’s a lot of good coffees out there that aren’t dark roasts. No, really! Trust me on this one.
Before you run away screaming, Honduras Marcala SHG from One Village Coffee isn’t your average light roast coffee. If you want your coffee roasted until it’s nothing but burnt and smoky, you aren’t going to like it all. However, if you want to venture into the lands of flavor beyond bitter and bold, this is a coffee you might want to learn more about.
Honduras Marcala SHG is a B Certified, Fair Trade and Organic coffee. Plus, 50 cents from every bag purchased goes back to Honduras to help the MAMA Project. The MAMA Project started in 1987 as a partnership between Pennsylvanian and Honduran women to address problems causing severe malnutrition in children.
We carefully roast it to a full city which brings out the sweetness of the coffee and develops the richness of the brew. This coffee produces a drink that is well balanced and sweet with the flavors of honey, maple and vanilla throughout.
Elevation: 5,000 Feet
Region: La Paz
Farm: Finca Las Flores
Honduras Marcala SHG left me craving for a late Sunday morning breakfast.
It started with a sweet and spicy aroma that reminded me with syrup drizzled on to pancakes and bacon sizzling in the background. Not saying it actually smelled like that, but it did bring up thoughts of that breakfast.
This coffee came across with a smoothness and medium body that my tongue could appreciate.
As far as flavors, Honduras Marcala SHG started with a strong toffee flavor and the tiniest hint of ash. In the background were hints of caramel sweetness, a bit of mint and a flavor that reminded me of a fresh cigar. A sweet spiciness came out in the after taste right before the sip started to fade away.
A 12 ounce bag of Honduras Marcala SHG is $10.50 on the One Village Coffee website. If you’re interested in this one, don’t wait around. It comes from a micro lot (think just part of a coffee farm) and will only be around until it sells out.
Honduras Marcala SHG from One Village Coffee earned a well above average rating of 3.75 out of 5 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee rating scale. It’s definitely not the typical light roast with minimal acidity and a hint of a dark roast that I think more than just light roast fans could enjoy.
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