Gonzalo Castillo, Honduras

Gonzalo Castillo, Honduras

Regular price $22

*We roast every Tuesday. All orders placed before Monday 12:00pm (AEST) will be roasted and fulfilled that Tuesday. All orders placed after that will be roasted the following week.

- Honduras
Region - 
Santa Barbara
Producer/s - Gonzalo Castillo
Washing Station - on the farm
Processing - Washed w/ 20 hr dry-fermentation
Varietal/s Pacas
Altitude - 1600 MASL
Harvest - Jan 2023

Flavour Notes - cherry, green apple & brown sugar

Santa Barbara is an idyllic micro-producer region for coffee. There is a concentration of many small producers that grow coffee in micro-lots for the purpose of being connected with quality-focused roasters. 

In 2018, guided by one of his brothers who had established a specialty coffee farm on the high part of the Santa Barbara mountain, Gonzalo purchased a three-hectare property for specialty coffee production. He planted Pacas coffee across the property on the advice of his brother who recommended the variety as an optimal choice for the area and the farm’s 1550 meter elevation. Gonzalo also received training on post-harvest processing from his brother and began focusing on producing exceptional micro-lots at his Finca La Tejana. His first harvest at the new property came in 2021, and in the following year, he sold his first lot of specialty coffee to an international buyer. Since then, his desire is to continuously improve his processes and maintain a healthy farm delivering consistently high-quality coffee.


Espresso Recipe: 1:3 ratio
In: 20 grams dry dose
Out:  60 grams beverage weight output
Time: Contact time of 30+ seconds

Filter Recipe: 1:16.5 ratio 
In: 20 grams dry coffee
Out: 330 grams brewing water
Time: 2:15-2:45 minutes