Silky, smooth and sweet, this cup is a blend of dark chocolate, coconut cream, and sparkling cherry candy. We’re in love with this new El Salvador Orlando Aguilar, a rare and amazing honey-process coffee from our newest partner, Olympia Coffee Roasters.
A well-done honey coffee is a work of art. This experimental technique relies upon the skills and instincts of each individual producer, and Orlando Aguilar is one of the best. There’s no script for honey, and it can be risky— the weather, for instance, has to be just right. But when it’s done well, honey-process coffees showcase the ideal characteristics of washed and natural processing at once. They have the delicacy of washed coffees, but the silky body and syrupy fruit flavor of a natural. In this roast, the light and delicate notes of toasted coconut contrast with the deep, dark chocolate, like a Mounds bar in a cup. Paired with the syrupy-sweet cherry candy flavor in the finish, the result is a box-of-chocolates cup that feels balanced, sweet, and totally decadent.
The icing on the cake is Olympia Coffee’s dedication to direct-trade sourcing and coffee cooperative partnerships that provide sustainable wages to every single coffee worker at their farms. When you sip on this sweet cup, you can feel good that the people who grew, harvested, and processed it are truly benefitting from our love and appreciation for great coffee. Reserve a bag of our new chocolate-cherry-coconut cup, El Salvador Orlando Aquilar Honey, and join us in celebrating the art and craft of truly exquisite coffee done right: now that’s drinking responsibly!