This is the traditional cultivar that was commonly grown in Honduras before leaf rust forced farmers to change to resistant cultivars like Ihcafe90 (Catimor). Catuaí is a hybrid of Mundo Novo and yellow Caturra that was developed in Brazil. When grown in the cool climate in Marcala, Honduras, it gets less nutty and more chocolaty than the classic Brazilian Catuaí. I find the Caballero's Catuaí coffees always to taste very chocolaty with a subtle green bell pepper undertone and bitter plum flavours. It is always sweet with moderate acidity making it a coffee I always drink a lot of.
Roaster: Tim Wendelboe
Roast Date: July 31, 2017
Tasting Notes: plums, red apples and milk chocolate