Brian Beyke

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters - Jose Rivera Honduras - Craft Coffee - December 2013

Brian Beyke

To start off the new year I knew I needed a good coffee to bring 2014 in right.  I wasn’t wrong in choosing Irving Farm’s Honduras to fit that bill.  



Roaster: Irving Farm Coffee
Producer: Jose Luis Rivera
Origin: Copan, Honduras
Varieties: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Washed, sun-dried
Elevation: 1,400-1,500 meters

Brew Method:

V60 | 34g © to 453g (w) | 3:30 total time | 200 degrees

The initial aromas coming from the cup are that of orange peel and sweet bread.  Very inviting in for a morning cup of coffee.

In the initial tastes I can tell this cup will be deep.  Tropical fruits pop out with a juicy and smooth body.  There is a definite chocolate taste that grows stronger as the cup cools.  This is one of those coffees that aid well in introducing specialty coffee to those not previously in the realm.

With coffees like this, I find the profile very fitting for pairing with morning breakfasts.  My selection of choice was Boar’s Head bacon, sprinkled lightly with brown sugar.  When paired in this fashion, the outcome was a delicious mapley sweet combination.

A perfect morning coffee, and a great start to 2014.

Complex, tropical fruit, chocolate, juicy. 

Co-host of the I Brew My Own Coffee Podcast and always has all the chocolate. I also love to play board games. Yea, let's go do that right now.