What is a honey process you say? First and foremost, bee’s honey is not used in the production of the green coffee beans. Rather, honey processing starts when the coffee cherry fruit is removed in the coffee mill. Then, instead of going through the washing process, the coffee is dried in raised beds with the sticky material, called mucilage, still coating the coffee beans. Since the mucilage is sticky, the process was named a honey process. Once dried, the coffee production is finished and sent to us for roasting from Finca Terrerito in Corquin, Copan, Honduras. Finca Terrerito is a small veteran owned coffee farm that is dedicated to ethical, sustainable, organic farming practices. Finca Terrerito is certified bird friendly and supports gender equality through Con Manos De Mujer, an organization that certifies agricultural producers for gender equality based on their policies and practices.
Honey processed coffees are produced in small roast batches and hand packaged by Ox and Crow Coffee Roasters, a woman owned coffee roaster in Lake Elmo, MN. Our Honduras honey processed coffee has a smooth and pleasing mouth feel with tasting notes of chocolate, caramel, and a gentile, sweet citrus finish. This coffee pairs well with lemon bread and apple pie. A perfect everyday sipper where you can stare out the window and visualize yourself doing great things.