Honduran Organic – Gigawatt Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Honduran Organic from Gigawatt Coffee Roasters

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Honduran Organic
  • Roaster
    Gigawatt Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Bensenville, Illinois
  • Estimated Price
    $10 / 10 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Blueberry, cola, vanilla
  • Process
    Fully washed & dried in the sun
  • Varieties
    Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
  • Country
    Honduras
  • Region
    Marcala, La Paz
  • Elevation
    1300 - 1700 MASL
  • Roast
    Medium Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, espresso
  • Roast Date
    February 13, 2021
  • Review Date
    January 27, 2021
  • Other Notes
    Organic & fair trade

Coffee Scoring

8.8
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
8.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Rich, full mouthfeel
  • Chocolate covered blackberry flavor

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Gigawatt Coffee Roasters is based outside of Chicago, Illinois and recently shared their organic Honduran coffee that (in their words) “drinks like a cola, with smooth vanilla undertones to support the overarching palette of blueberry notes.” It sounded like a pretty amazing description to me.

The coffee began with a rich, sweet fragrance with notes of chocolate and dark berries. The mouthfeel was extremely rich, full and very smooth. In the flavor I tasted notes that reminded me of dark chocolate, vanilla and berries in the second half of each sip. The acidity was fairly consistent throughout and I thought it would have been a bit punchier with the “drinks like cola” description (though in hindsight, I think that might have been referring to the rich and full body). The sweetness was one of my favorite elements with a deliciously rich chocolate-covered berry sweetness. The finish was clean, crisp and fairly quick with notes of chocolate. I enjoyed the play between chocolate and berries throughout and thought it made a really creamy and rich espresso in addition to performing well in every pour over method I tried.

The Bottom Line

This Honduran coffee was delicious, but was a bit different than I expected from the description. The rich, full mouthfeel was an excellent surprise and the chocolate-covered blackberry sweetness was delicious. I did expect a bit more punchy acidity and stronger blueberry notes though. If you enjoy rich, full-bodied coffees that have a lot of depth of flavor though, this is a great one to try.

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