Coffee Reviews

Honey Honduras – Just Coffee Co-Op

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Honey Honduras
  • Roaster
    Just Coffee Co-Op
  • Roaster Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Estimated Price
    $16.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Sweet, blackberry, honey
  • Process
    Honey process
  • Varieties
    Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, I-90, Paca
  • Country
    Honduras
  • Region
    Marcala
  • Elevation
    1,600 MASL
  • Producer
    COMSA
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex, espresso
  • Roast Date
    January 8, 2020
  • Review Date
    January 25, 2020
  • Other Notes
    Fair trade, certified organic

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Honey sweetness
  • Well-balanced

Cons
  • Missed the blackberry flavor note

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

Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned roaster based out of Madison, Wisconsin. I always love when a roaster has a good story and mission behind it and Just Coffee has just that. Their origin story is inspiring and it’s led to a company that supports small farmers and roasts 100% fair trade and certified organic coffee. I had the opportunity to try some of their coffee recently, which ranged from this light roasted Honey Honduras to their medium roasted El Corazon blend to their super dark Maya Super Dark (which may have just been the darkest roasted coffee I’ve ever tried)! Each coffee was incredibly unique and delicious, but this honey-processed Honduran coffee was my clear favorite.

The coffee begins with a medium intensity, sweet aroma of chocolate and berries. In the flavor I tasted dark chocolate mixed with a delicious honey sweetness. I couldn’t identify the blackberry notes as strongly, though there were some more subtle berry undertones. The flavor was deeply rich and carried with it a lush body. The coffee was well-balanced with a medium brightness. The honey sweetness lingered a bit, but the finish was generally fairly short.

The Bottom Line

Honey-processed coffees when done well carry with them a rich, complex sweetness and this Honey Honduras from Just Coffee Co does just that. It is a solid coffee that is easy to drink and fun to explore. I wish I could have identified the blackberry notes a bit more, but overall was impressed with the coffee.

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