Honduras Aquilino-KingCup

The KingCup Category
Light Roast 
Bright Acidity & Light Body
Floral and Fruit Flavors

The Flavor
Papaya, Baking Spice and Tropical-Fruit Sweetness

The Coffee
1600-1800 Meters ASL, Wet-Processed Catuai, Pacas, Lempira

The Origin
Located in Central America, Honduras is bordered by Guatemala to the west, El Salvador to the south and Nicaragua to the east. The Caribbean Sea forms its northern border, while the Pacific Ocean meets the country’s southern tip.

Three producers contributed to this coffee, but the primary contributor, was Aquilino Lopez — whose, 5-hectare farm doesn’t have a formal name. So, the micro-lot was named after the man himself. These producers all work under the same methodology and are guided by the same principles of good agronomy. They picked only red cherries and delivered them the same day to the CAFICO co-op, in Corquin Copan for processing.

The Cactus
The KingCup is the common name for a species of hedgehog cactus native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. A mounding cactus with stems, it prefers life in the shade of low deserts, rocky slopes, and mountain woodlands. Standing out above its dense spines, the KingCup shows off its funnel shaped, bright scarlet to orange-red flower.