Benjamin Paz - Salad

$35.00 USD

MEET THE PRODUCER | Our relationship with Benjamin Paz began long before we opened the doors of Black & White. One of our owners, Kyle, first met Benjamin back in 2015 through a mutual friend (Kevin Bohlin, the mastermind behind Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco - we can't recommend them enough!). Benjamin's mission to help roasters buy high-grown, single-producer, and (often) single-variety lots from the Santa Barbara region of Honduras has resulted in a beautiful and fruitful relationship with us, and we are so honored to call him one of our dearest friends in coffee.

TRUST THE PROCESS | So, the story goes that Benjamin was propagating both SL28 and Gesha seedlings in a nursery located on the La Salsa property, but they weren't really thriving there. In a last-ditch effort to save the seedlings, Benjamin decided to go ahead and plant all of them together on the same lot, rather than taking precious time to separate them by variety first. Thus, when harvest time rolled around, the resultant lot was a field blend of both Gesha and SL28 cherries. Benjamin appropriately named the lot La Ensalada and processed all of it together as a washed coffee. The result? Well, it's delicious.

TAKE A SIP | Lighter in body than the other coffees from the Ben Paz Box Set, this washed field blend of Gesha and SL28 varieties is an excellent representation of each, with soft florals and subtle spice keeping the volume low. Red currants and sweet citrus can be perceived here.


Origin | El Cedral, Santa Barbara, Honduras

Producer | Benjamin Paz

Farm | La Salsa

Process | Washed

Variety | Gesha & SL28

Elevation | 1700 masl