Guinope Anaerobic ML LIFT

Honduras

Guinope Anaerobic ML LIFT

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Location
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Region

Guinope, El Paraíso

Farm / Cluster

Guinope LIFT Cluster

Altitude

1350-1400 masl

Processing

48 hour Anaerobic

Variety

Lempira, Ihcafe 90, Catuai

Flavor Notes

Very bright and singular, pink lemonade, bubble gum sweetness, complex florals

The story behind Guinope Anaerobic ML LIFT

We’re happy to present our first anaerobic processed coffee from Honduras. Both we at Mercon Specialty and our producer partners in Honduras are incredibly pleased with both how well this coffee turned out and how well it has been received by our roaster clients.

This coffee comes from our Guinope LIFT cluster, in the southeastern region of Honduras near the Nicaragua border. This cluster is currently in their third year with the program, and we have seen great results. Through LIFT, our farms have realized a 50% increase in production and a similar increase in coffee, increasing the overall sustainability of the farms. All the farms participating in LIFT are Rainforest Alliance certified.

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Honduran Guinope Anaerobic ML LIFT Green Coffee Beans from Mercon Specialty
Honduran Guinope Anaerobic ML LIFT Green Coffee Beans from Mercon Specialty

For our anaerobic lots, ripe coffee cherries were fermented for up to 48 hours in sealed tanks without oxygen. Through this method, the microorganisms present in the coffee break down glucose molecules and generate CO2 and heat. This displaced the oxygen in the tank, limiting the type and voracity of microorganisms in the fermentation process. For this lot we submerged the coffee in water, resulting in a slower fermentation, yielding less wildly fruity notes than a traditional natural. The coffee cherries were then sundried on raised beds for about 20 days.

This creates a coffee with a very bright acidity and a lot of sweetness, but without being fruity. The flavors in an anaerobically processed coffee are singular and do not come from any other type of process.

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