Honduras Pedro Romero — Los Popitos
A few years ago we bought a sample of this coffee home from a trip that we made to Honduras. Being a very unique variety: Maragogipe (mar-a-go-heepe), also known as the Elephant bean, and a unique process, natural, where all the fruit is left on the bean: we didn’t know what to expect in the cup. Lets just say that we were impressed.
After several phone calls back and forth with Pedro Antonio Romero, we decided to buy this year’s harvest from these very trees. Pedro only has about 50 of these trees and he must have them picked separately so that the coffee isn’t mixed with other varieties. Then he took the beautifully ripe coffee cherries and dried them on his covered patio.
There is nothing typical about this coffee: a hard-to-find variety, a unique process for Honduras, and a dedicated farmer willing to do all this so that we can sell this tiny lot to our customers. Just look at the bean, and you’ll know right away this coffee’s like nothing you’ve seen before.
Download the info sheet for Los Popitos.