The Roasters’ Cup is the epitome of the roasters’ craft: sourced from some of the world’s most interesting coffee plantations and roasted at our Auckland and Wellington cafes in small-batch roasters. These coffees are roasted light to medium by our roasters to heighten the unique and special characteristics that the varietal and location bring.
Our Roasters’ Cup for the month of November is the Honduras Natural Comsa.
The Co-Operative of COMSA is based in Marcala in the La Paz Department of Honduras, approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Tegucigalpa (the capital city). The Co-op of Comsa was founded around 30 years ago with $30 dollars starting capital and operated out of the back of a car for the first few years as they had no money for an office. There was a vision to grow sustainable organic coffee that is high quality and to give back as much as possible to the community. Today Comsa has around 1500 members selling over 500 containers around the world and is one of the biggest, if not the biggest producer of FTO coffee in the world.
A complex natural coffee that starts with a fruity pineapple fragrance when ground and then goes to a peach and fruit wine like aroma when steeped. Flavours of milk chocolate, peach and port with an aftertaste of dark chocolate and strawberry jam. The medium acidity is smooth and strawberry like, complementing a medium to high body that gets creamy as it cools. A pleasantly complex coffee that would taste great no matter what brew method is used.