Farm- Finca Cual Bicicleta
Producer- Oscar Omar Alonzo
Varietal- Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara
Process- Honey, Sun Dried on raised beds
$17.45 - 12 oz. bag
Flavors of caramel, praline and supple fruit flavors of raspberry and ripe tomatillo. A savory, mouthwatering profile.
Oscar Omar Alonzo is an incredibly inspired coffee grower from Honduras who began farming in 1997. In 2001 he joined with the COMSA Coffee Cooperative as it was being formed. You may recognize COMSA’s name as this has been the coffee we have used as our Vienna for many years. With COMSA’s support, Oscar successfully transitioned his small farm to becoming fully Origin Certified . To this day he continues to produce his coffee without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
His farm name, Cual Bicicleta, means “which bicycle”. This might seem like an off beat name for a farm, but Oscar’s conviction is to pedal forward leaving a gentle ecological footprint and to never look back. We think Cual Bicicleta perfectly embodies his spirit.
Oscar’s vitality, innovation and environmental ethics lead his charge as he continues to stand out as one of the foremost members of COMSA. His employment of the Honey Process in this micro-lot involves stripping the seeds from the coffee cherry and then allowing them to dry in the sun without any intermediary washing or wet fermentation stage. The effect renders a super smooth cup with a delicately fruity and particularly savory character. This year we have the distinct pleasure of offering this stellar harvest from Oscar’s farm. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
This coffee is part of our Origin Certified (TM) Program . The Cual Bicicleta has been certified at origin by the USDA as having been produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Honduras and send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .