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Honduras Organic 18 Rabbit Natural


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Our 18 Rabbit Naturally processed! Señora Flhor refers to this as her "crunchberry" coffee due to it's sweetness from the Natural processing. The natural process, also known as the dry process, is a back-to-basics approach that stems from Ethiopia. The fruit is left on the bean and there’s little disruption to the coffee while it dries. Instead of being separated from the skin and pulp like a washed coffee, natural processed coffees are laid out in the sun so that the cherry can dry intact after harvesting. The 18 Rabbit farms are owned by Señora Flhor, her mother, and 11 other members of her immediate and extended family.

  • Country: Honduras Marcala Region
  • Altitude: 1400m asl
  • Varieties: Red Catuai and Yellow Catuai
  • Process: Natural

The beans are grown on a female owned micro-lot in the Marcala region and naturally processed. Roasts well at medium to dark. Try a medium roast for a brighter/crisper cup with a hint of chocolate. At the 2nd crack it has honey like sweetness, with a silky body and still just a hint of chocolate.

Medium roast cupping notes: Chocolate aromas that carry over into the cup, and pair well with a clean malic like acid that brings a fruit forward note of green apple. Extreme sweetness/balance.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryHonduras
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessNatural
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,400
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:6
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:7
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:medium bean
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionMarcala
  • VarietyRed and Yellow Catuai

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by on December 3, 2021

This coffee surprised me. I’m a big Ethiopian coffee fan, with the fruity berry flavors. This coffee mimics that exactly. It does go extremely fast from first crack to second, but I drop it as soon as first starts to slow down. Delicious! Ordering more as I write this!!

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by on October 19, 2021

First time with this batch type. Had previously tried the Honduran 18 Rabbit Black Honey. In my roasting this proved more flavorful to the previous, and I thought that one was great. I play with roasts, going from light medium to dark medium, trying to find the most flavor. This bean has a lot no matter the middle range roasts. An excellent SA bean.

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by on September 10, 2021

Wonderful coffee. It's pure vanilla, butter and cream. It's not too bold, but it's all flavor. These Honduran coffees from Marcala are some of the best in the world. If the Hondurans were better at marketing, these would sell at a very high price, indeed.

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by on August 25, 2021

Found Michael Weiss' review below spot-on. Roast goes very quickly from 1st to 2nd crack, and could get away from you very easily if not paying close attention. His review really helped me to focus, and my roast ended up at about Full City+, a tad darker than I had intended, but at least not burnt. Agree with his taste assessment as well. Fruity, but no particular fruit. Definitely sweet. All in all, pleasant tasting, but not spectacular.

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by on May 13, 2021

We always roast lighter, just past first crack so can't speak to the darker roasts, but this was one of those we thought was kind of middle of the road, not bad but not spectacular either. Drinkable!

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by on March 29, 2021

I absolutely LOVE this coffee! I roast it medium and brew with a Hario v60 and drink it black. Outstanding! This is in my top 5 and I highly recommend it!

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by on March 25, 2021

I am an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe lover and mainly dry processed and mainly for espresso/cappuccino purposes. Rabbit Natural is different. More typical for Central American closer by taste to Brazil. It is nice and chocolaty, sweater rather, than fruity. Crowd pleaser. Comparable to Italian type of espresso. Makes good crema. Ethiopians are more exotic than Rabbit, but do not demean Rabbit. It is good overall. Roasting is tricky since small procrastination make your from medium to dark and oily very fast. May be depends what roaster do you use temperature regimen? I roasted 4 pounds so far. My observation that 1st crack comes very organized and all beans almost together and space between end of 1 st crack and begging of 2nd in my fist batch was barely noticeable. Finally by 4th pound I noticed that 40 seconds into 1 crack is enough to get you to what you want as they say medium roast. If you want for French Press or Chemex then wait for the end of 1 st crack and it will be still good. Going into 2 nd crack I found to be not really great.

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by on February 8, 2021

This been has strong characteristics with intense berry aroma. The intense berry fruit forward flavour will develop into chocolaty mouthfeel. Such a rich and rewarding feeling. I keep reordering this bean. Just cannot stop drinking it.

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by on December 19, 2020

We got this as part of the organic sample pack, and we were so impressed we bought more. We roasted this until just at second crack and would classify it as right around a full city roast. It had a nice shine to it immediately after roasting, which was surprising as it usually takes a few days to release those oils. While roasting, we noticed some cocoa notes, but the fruity notes quickly became the more dominant smell (and the taste as well). We used this in our Expobar Brewtus espresso machine and found it pulled very well (17 grams in, 34 grams out in about 25-30 seconds). We usually pull shots around 198 degrees, but lowered it to 192 and liked the results. I enjoy this in a latte with either maple syrup or honey and my husband enjoys it as a straight shot.

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by on December 15, 2020

Second batch from the supplier, so far like the unique balance than other samples I got..

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by on November 6, 2020

One of the more interesting beans I've roasted. Heavy notes of dried fruits and dark chocolate. Translates decently into the cup. Roasted my sample pack around a lighter medium, but this seems like it would take to the darker side of medium quite well. I expect the black honey or washed process version of this bean loses a lot of the sweetness, but would be a much cleaner bean to roast.

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by on October 31, 2020

Absolutely delicious. I even roast this dark and it's fantastic. Makes an intense, smoky, fruity, strong flavored coffee. My customers love this one and so do I. 10/10

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by on July 23, 2020

I just tried my first batch of this. I am extremely impressed. This is one if the, if not THE most fruit-forward coffees I’ve ever tasted. I roasted in a whirly-pop on an electric stove at a touch under 4. Roasted to about Medium. LOTS of chaff. Roasts a bit quicker than washed varieties, if I’m not mistaken? When ground, it has very distinct aroma of dried, chocolate-covered cherries. It does not taste much different. This is going in my regular rotation. I just hope I can get it again when it’s time to re-order. I was going to try the honey process, but it was sold out, so I tried the natural, and now I’m glad I did.

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by on May 26, 2020

This is an absolutely fantastic bean! The way we roasted it, it is extremely smooth yet sweet with virtually no acidity. It's a very complex bean that gives of a very unique flavor.

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by on May 21, 2020

This coffee is fantastic! I am a lover of natural process coffees, especially lighter roasted with heavy fruit notes. Roasted to just to second crack, let sit to degas overnight, it had the best strawberry/fruit notes and a really nice body and sweetness, low acidity for me too, but I enjoy bright coffees, so that part might be subjective. it's definitely worth a try if on the fence!

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by on September 12, 2019

I posted a review on this coffee ☕️ June 17, 2019. Today, i would like to compare this natural process with the washed process. Both were ordered and roasted yesterday. Personally, I usually wait 24 hrs. After roasting before grinding and brewing, but honestly, I love ❤️ coffee ☕️ and waived my 24 hour rule. I roasted about 11 pm last night and ground and brewed (2) 4 cup pots about 10 am this morning to try and compare each. First off, the washed process had virtually no chaff where the natural process did. It was dark and starting with the washed process, it was roasted into the second crack and was a darker roast than I usually do (my preferred is a medium roast, a bit into second crack). But to be consistent, I noted the temp., roast time and end color and replicated this for the natural process. As to comparing these two processes of this Honduran coffee ☕️ note the difference in pricing. The natural process cost more, but in my opinion, it is warranted! I stand by my original review of 6/17/19 and it remains the most unique coffee ☕️ I have ever tried!! It is a fantastic change-up or in the mood coffee ☕️, but not something I would drink, week in and week out. Now, having said that, if only my likes were forced to just drink one single origin day in and day out, i would have no problem whatsoever, drinking Honduran 18 Rabbit 🐇 washed process! I am glad I do not have to choose and I’m glad that both of these are available!!! Thank you CBC!!!

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by on June 17, 2019

This by far is the most unusual, unexpected and delicious coffee ☕️ I have tried thus far. Everyone that has tried in our circle loves it! My description is simple and fitting and easy to remember. Coffee that tastes of fruit (citrus), and a hint of chocolate. We may not drink this daily, but is something we must ALWAYS have on hand to be roasted and change up!!!

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by on May 28, 2019

This makes a great cup of coffee.

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by on March 26, 2019

I tried to like all three of the Honduras coffees (Organic 18 Rabbit Natural, Organic 18 Rabbit Black Honey Process, and Organic 18 Rabbit Washed). This was only slightly better than the other others. It was just OK. I do lean toward Pacific coffees and some of the Brazils. Perhaps I was expecting too much - there wasn't anything redeeming there for me. I will not buy any of the three again.

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by on March 11, 2019

First roasted to light or just after 1st crack. Nice aroma. The brew was very fruity, bright and slight chocolate. Reminded me of chocolate covered blueberries. Subsequent roasts were medium (to 2nd crack) and lessened the strong fruit but brought forth the chocolate sweetness. Good balance of fruit, sweetness and chocolate in the medium roast. Drawing out the 1st crack produces more fruit.

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by on February 22, 2019

Splendid cup of coffee. We roasted a light, medium and dark roast with it. The fruity and flowery came out with the lighter roast with a hint of chocolate. Though good it was my wife’s least (my second) favorite roast. The dark roast seemed to only have a chocolate note. My wife seconds favorite (my least) roast. We both agreed that the medium roast was by far the best cup of coffee. It had a great chocolate note with the other notes as more subtle.

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by on February 2, 2019

My favorite so far!!

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by on January 18, 2019

I roast with a heat gun and colander over a large stainless steel bowl. I took these beans just to the start of the second crack and let them rest for 3 days. At first the flavor was not really there and it seemed watery but then when day 6 hit the coffee became way more oily, and fuller in flavor and body and something I became very proud of. The coffee is so smooth and has a great mouth feel, there is a wonderful chocolate note at the end that isn't overly sweet but intriguing enough to bring you back for another sip. I am kicking myself for drinking so much of it before the 6th day as I am all out now and am finding myself missing this coffee! I will be adding these beans to my next order for certain! Oh yeah the customer service at Coffee Bean Corral has been AWESOME!!!

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by on January 10, 2019

I was a bit skeptical of this offering as I am much inclined toward African and Pacific Island coffees. I took a shot and purchased 10 lbs. of this and I am very happy that I did. This coffee provides some the best attributes of a fruity Ethiopian natural with great balance and a lovely chocolatey finish. I roasted it to just past the end of the first crack - the leading edge of a full city roast. Very nice cup.

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by on December 28, 2018

Better than Hot Chocolate any day of the week!

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by on September 27, 2018

Very nice thanks!

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