El Monarca IH-90 Honduras
Notes: white peach, mango, muscat
Producer: Isidro Rodriguez
Area: Chaguites, La Paz
Altitude: 1940 m.a.s.l
Roasted for espresso and filter
Let's hear it for our first Honduran coffee in this season, an IH-90 varietal lot grown in a new coffee cultivating area at an altitude of 1940m.a.s.l!
El Monarca delights with delicious white peach followed by intense mango flavors with crisp notes of muscat. All the goodness of IH-90 variety is perfectly presented in the cup!
Bursting with delightfully exotic notes of crispness, we’re thrilled to showcase our first ever coffee from Chaguites Area of La Paz region for our first Honduran coffee of this season!
Chaguites area is perhaps brand new to all the coffee lovers in the world, where coffees used not to be cultivated. Especially, this El Monarca farm is located at an altitude of 1940m.a.s.l, reclaimed from a grassland. In a land in its infancy, IH-90 are mainly cultivated, which is renowned for a robust and high yielding variety with its high cup quality.
THE IH-90 CULTIVAR
A hybrid of Caturra and Sartimor developed by IH CAFE Honduras; a genetic descendant of both Robusta and Arabica varieties, designed to suit the condition in Honduras. Not only this variety is robust and high yielding, IH-90 is also known for its fruitiness and sweetness.
This lot is our 2nd purchase of IH90 varietal lot from Honduras. As far as we’ve roasted and tasted some good IH-90 lots, spicy characters of Robusta as the flavors of its genetic descendants are often pronounced in a positive way to give some crispness to the cup, which would reminds us of green fruits such as pear, muscat and green apple; or displayed as tropical fruits with its abundant acidity.