Tim Wendelboe | Honduras Nacimiento, Washed Bourbon
from our friends at Tim Wendelboe:
El Cielito, Santa Barbara
Nacimiento is a small farm owned and run by Mr. Jobneel Caceres Dios and his wife Fany. The farm is situated at the top of the El Cielito branch of the Santa Barbara mountain in Honduras. The high altitude and moist, cool climate makes this one of the most unique areas for growing coffees in Honduras. We always separate Jobneel’s coffees by both cultivars and picking date in order to make sure we keep the best lots separate from each other. Also the harvest period starts in January and continues throughout June and if we mixed an early picking with a later one we would risk the coffees ageing (tasting woody) faster. Instead we work under the principle first in-first out. Two years ago Jobneel stumped most of his old Bourbon trees in order to renew the trees (they grow back and produce more, so this is done every 5-7 years.) This is why there was very little Bourbon produced on his farm last year, but still we managed to buy a small lot. This coffee is from quite old Bourbon trees and it has consistently been one of the best tasting coffees from Nacimiento (and one of my all time favourite coffees.) It has a typical fruitiness you can find in the best Bourbon coffees from Central-America, with loads of very ripe red berry flavours with hints of stone fruit and mango.