Olman Pineda Pacamara - Instant Coffee
SPECIALTY INSTANT COFFEE
ORIGIN | EL AGUAJE, SANTA BARBARA, HONDURAS
NOTES | BLACK CURRANT, SWEET ORANGE, BAKING SPICES
We took some of our favorite single origin coffees and made them into instant coffee! We put as much care into our instant coffee as we do our roasting and produce everything in house.
Take our instant and add hot water for instant coffee or even milk for an instant latte.
This item comes with 6 pouches that make 1 - 8oz cup each
Description of Coffee |
We have our friends Kevin and Benjamin (of Bonaventure Coffee Project) to thank for introducing us to Olman Pineda, a second generation Honduran coffee producer who clearly isn't afraid of taking a chance. In 2014, he left his job in a metal extraction mine to try his hand at the family business of producing coffee. In 2016, he decided to plant a coffee variety that isn't normally produced in Honduras - Pacamara. Today, you're going to taste one of the very first micro-lots from that bold idea, and we think you'll agree with us that Olman's gamble paid off.
What struck us most about this coffee is just how similar it tastes to a really nice cup of Kenyan coffee - the sweetness, the baking spices, and that distinct black currant note. As we learned more about Olman's processing methods, this similarity made sense. He processed this Pacamara lot using methods that are very common in Kenya. The coffee is dry fermented for twenty-four hours in fermentation tanks before being rinsed four times and put on raised drying beds under direct sunlight for about twenty days. The result is a beautiful coffee that tastes distinctly Kenyan, and yet is uniquely Honduran.
The cup, as we said, reminds us of a Kenyan coffee - it tastes sweet, citrus-y, with notes of black currant and baking spices. If you've ever had a black currant tea, you may find something comforting and familiar in this cup. We are so intrigued by what Olman and other producers are doing in Honduras, and we are so excited to see and to share their ideas fully realized in a cup like this one.
Producers or Washing Station | Olman Antonio Pineda Carbajal
Farm | Paraimara
Process | Washed
Variety | Pacamara
Elevation | 1400 masl