Coffee: El Tanque
Producer/Farm: Danny Moreno
Origin/Region: Honduras/El Cedral, Santa Barbara
Altitude: 1670 masl
Tasting Notes: This coffee offers a floral aroma and flavor notes of maple, toffee and caramel making a rich cup. What really pleases the palate though are the lovely fruity notes that emerge as it cools. Honeydew melon and red delicious apple are front and center in the flavor profile with the sweetness of this coffee providing a backdrop. There are hints of cinnamon, cocoa powder and nougat too. The sweetness is complex and clean. The body is lightly syrupy and the aftertaste is lingering and pleasant. Overall it is nicely tart and sweet - well balanced and extremely quaffable.
Roaster’s notes: Moreno family members have become somewhat of a farming dynasty in Santa Barbara, inspiring many of their neighbors to pursue specialty coffee. The Morenos are in a special category of coffee producers, consistently cultivating and producing the highest quality coffee. This requires a mixture of ambition, long term planning, understanding what their market is looking for, and constant reevaluation of agronomic, harvesting and processing techniques. El Tanque is Danny Moreno’s highest altitude tablon, producing this exceptional coffee.
Brew recommendations: The Origami brewed a good cup but the V60 brought out the fruity notes that make this coffee distinctive. I used my typical pour-over protocol which is posted here.
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