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Honduras Edgardo Tinoco Natural – Verve Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Honduras Edgardo Tinoco Natural - Verve Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Honduras Edgardo Tinoco Natural
  • Roaster
    Verve Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Estimated Price
    $20.25 / 12 oz bag
  • Flavor Notes
    Blackberry jam, fudge, velvety
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Pacas
  • Country
    Honduras
  • Region
    Ojo de Agüita, Santa Barbara
  • Elevation
    1550 - 1640 MASL
  • Producer
    Edgardo Tinoco
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex, Flair, espresso, Origami
  • Roast Date
    June 15, 2020
  • Review Date
    July 26, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Blackberry notes are unique and delicious
  • Blackberry + chocolate notes create a nice combination
  • A unique naturally-processed coffee

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

I recently completed a few months of the Mistobox subscription as I was working on a review. The final coffee I received was this naturally processed Honduran coffee from Verve. I described to my coffee curator my coffee preferences (bright, fruit forward, unique) and this is what he recommended. Let’s just say he did a good job.

The coffee hits you right out of the bag with a rich, sweet fragrance of chocolate and blackberry. In the flavor the strong notes of blackberry carried through with the undertones of chocolate. The flavor had a nice, fruit-forward sweetness that grew stronger as the coffee cooled. The acidity was quite interesting; it was strong at the front of each sip, diminished a bit in the middle and then lingered in a long finish. The coffee didn’t have a lot of evolution, but the flavor and other attributes created a really nice, complex cup of coffee that worked well regardless of what brew method I tried it in.

The Bottom Line

This was an excellent coffee that was a lot of fun to explore. It reminded me of some of the other great Central/South American naturally processed coffees I’ve tried this summer and was a great first experience with Verve Coffee.

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