The Q graders in our cupping lab scored this coffee 85.
Mata de Plátano translates to “plantain tree,” a frequent feature in the region of El Paraiso — which has produced high-quality coffees for years but is new to the Genuine Origin family. At the beginning of the decade, it was one of the regions worst hit by leaf rust, and while the farms were devastated, the producers remained incredibly optimistic and proud. Our team in Honduras describes them as “shining as brightly as their coffees” and absolutely determined to make El Paraiso a must-have for specialty coffee roasters. The coffees of El Paraiso feature beautiful floral notes and delicate acidities, as well as a touch of dark chocolate. Our team created this lot to showcase its bright, fresh, almost sparkling flavors.