Alexander Sabillon Parainema, Honduras
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Harvested: Summer 2019
Location: Las Flores, Santa Barbara, Honduras
Tastes like: Cherry, Lime, Bubblegum
Grown by: Alexander Sabillon
Processing Method: Fully Washed
While history and tradition are the foundations of some of the best coffees in the world, sometimes it takes a young producer with a willingness to take chances and experiment to cultivate something really special. While hailing from a long line of coffee farmers in the Santa Barbara region of Honduras, Alexander Sabillon is the youngest of his clan and the first to produce coffee that is truly specialty.
After acquiring a small 1.5 hectare farm that was completely decimated by leaf rust three years ago, Alexander has started fresh, doing a great job with replanting and pruning and managing his farm with the best of care. While he replanted most of his farm with the Catuaí variety that had always been there, he also set aside some space to grow a new variety, Parainema. This variety can be a win-win, as the plant is hardy and naturally resistant to rust, and the resulting coffee is sweet, complex, and almost "Ethiopian-like" in profile. This offering is a showcase of Alexander's first Parainema harvest.