Cooperativa RAOS - FLO ID 905 (GrainPro)

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Our first opportunity to work with Cooperativa Regional Mixta de Agricultores Orgánicos de Sierra Limitada (Co-op RAOS) came in 2015, and we're excited to present the coffees from this grower group of 250 producers.

The co-op comprises smallholders who grow Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Pacas, as well as IHCAFE 90. This lot selects from a majority of the heirloom varieties: Catuai, Caturra, Typica, and Bourbon.

While coffees from Honduras have tended to be a little unstable, these growers have had good results thanks to their optimizing the potential in the area. Climate, altitude, and the varieties being grown are all in everyone's favor, but processing is where the quality has historically been lacking RAOS has a central processing station for wet- and dry-milling, which helps improve the consistency in the processing.

We're excited to see how this partnership develops.

— Piero Cristiani

ID# 10195

Origin Honduras
Region San Miguel, Marcala, La Paz
Farm Various smallholders
Variety Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Pacas, IHCAFE 90
Altitude 1200–1700 masl
Proc. Method Washed

The Cup

"Intense citric acidity and smooth with lemon zest, mild toffee and a lemongrass aftertaste."