Honduras - Cerro Azul: Red Catuai, Washed.
Toffee, cranberry, baker's chocolate.
Cerro Azul is one of the Mierisch family’s newer coffee projects in Honduras. The name 'Mierisch' might sound familiar; they have brought us Limoncillo, Escondida and Milagros, to name just some of their amazing farms.
The Mierisch family have been growing coffee for four generations, going on five, in Nicaragua. They have achieved great results with their special way of farming, and more importantly by reaching out to specialty buyers and being at the forefront of coffee development.
To farm here, they went across the border of their mother country and drove six hours from their home to neighbouring Honduras. The farm lies on the other side of Lake Yojoa, and is blessed with micro-climates and conditions which are familiar to the family because those conditions are similar to the ones they experience on their lands in Nicaragua.
Farm: Finca Cerro Azul
Owners: The Mierisch family
Area: 135 hectares
Elevation: 1,450–1,900 m.a.s.l.
Varietal: Red Catuai
Processing method: Washed