Honduras Organic 18 Rabbit Yellow Honey Process


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

The name “Honey Process” actually comes from how sticky the beans get during processing. This type of processing coffee beans is halfway between a washed coffee and a natural process coffee: it’s fruity, but not in as exaggerated a way as some naturals. It often has a more rounded acidity than washed coffees, with intense sweetness and complex mouthfeel. Typically, the more mucilage left on the bean, the sweeter the taste. Subcategories have developed based on the amount of mucilage that is left as well as their drying times: yellow, red, golden, black, and white honey.

18 Rabbit is a collection of farms in Honduras that are female- owned by Senora Flhor, her mother, and other members of the Zelaya Ontreras family. Dulce Marlen, the owner of Finca Dulce Luna, is the matriarch of the family, and owner of 18 Rabbit exports. She and her husband paved the way for organic and biodynamic farming practices, being intentional about naturally regenerating the soil they use for their agriculture. Members of this family have placed in the top 10 for Honduras' Cup of Excellence, and work together to create these unique fermentations you'll find in these coffees.

The Yellow Honey Process has less than 8 hours of fermentation, and when it is depuled, this coffee is transferred with a small amount of water to an area where it is strained and put out to dry. Yellow Honey can sometimes be known as semi-washed because of this period. You will find sweet, smooth, and creamy nutty notes for the first 20 days or so after the roast. It begins to develop after that into a creamy caramel taste, with mild and sweet green apple acidity, as well as clean citrus.

Cupping Notes: Mild green apple, caramel, balanced chocolate, smooth and sweet.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryHonduras
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessHoney
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1400m
  • Brightness:6
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:6
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • RegionMarcala
  • VarietyRed and Yellow Catuai
  • HarvestJanuary- April
  • DryingRaised beds

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