Honduras El Zopilote Natural - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Honduras El Zopilote Natural - Green

Country: Honduras
Region: Guinope
Varietal: Lempira
Farm: El Zopilote
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1,350 MASL
Cupping Notes: Cordial Cherry, Peach Cobbler, Malted Chocolate
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso

Description: El Zopilote is a very small, very remote farm in the Guinope area of Central Honduras. Roger Orlando Padilla Figueroa farms about 1.5 hectares of land at El Zopilote, sitting at 1,350 meters above sea level. In 2013, Figueroa planted his entire farm with the Lempira variety for its suitability to Zopilote’s climate and soil. Before planting his farm with coffee, Roger was farming potatoes, but was forced to change when a plague wiped out his entire farm. El Zopilote’s remoteness meant that he sold his coffee on the local market up until 2018. Roger had a 2 day trip to reach a town where he could sell his crop. In 2018 he was visited by LIFT agronomists, a group who identifies growers with quality terroir, and provides training and technical assistance to take a producer to the into the specialty world of coffee quality. With this training, Roger and his wife, Edis Zulema Fonseca, are producing coffee that is well into the specialty range of quality. This lot is one of our top scoring naturals to land this year, it’s impressively vibrant and dynamic. The coffee arrived tasting like Cordial Cherry (think Queen Anne’s, milk chocolate filled with creamy goodness and sweet cherry), Peach Cobbler, and Malted Chocolate.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Robert Spohn
Honduras El Zopilote Excellent!!!

Another great natural process green coffee offered bye Bodhi Leaf!!!! Thanks, keep up the good work!!

Another Excellent City+ Bean - Great Flavor!

This is an excellent all day bean. Roasted to City+, all of the cupping notes come through cleanly - cordial cherry, peach cobbler, and malted chocolate are an accurate description.

Jim S.
Two Roasts, Two Different Flavors

The first time I roasted this in my TurboCrazy Roaster, I roasted it to first crack with a total roast time of about 17 minutes. This was possibly too long? The flavor was somewhat offputting to me, with an excessively sour flavor, but it did improve upon cooling of the coffee I made. Still it was not one of my favorites. I really don't blame the coffee for this but rather my roasting skills. The second roast I did in the West Bend Poppery I Air Popper. This roast took about 6 minutes to get to second crack. It really went fast. The second roast displayed very even and delicious flavors with none of the sourness that I discerned from the first roast. So I plan to roast this to second crack in the air popper next time as well. I really enjoyed it the second time around!

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