Mogola Java - Honduras - Filter - Washed Coffee
Blossom Honey, Bergamot, Apricot
The varietal Java has a long history, originally an Ethiopian landrace that was first cultivated on the island of Java by the Dutch in the early 19th century. It didn’t make its way to Central America until as recently as 1991 when it was brought to Costa Rica. It is a variety that Caballero produces incredibly well, perhaps partially down to it being one of Moises’ favourite varieties. This particular Java was grown on Mogola, a farm bought by Marysabel’s father Don Fabio Caballero in 1970 shortly after getting married. A couple of years ago Don Fabio retired and sold his farms to Marysabel and Moises.
It was a huge honour and a dream come true for Marysabel to take over stewardship of the farms she grew up on. They kept on Amilcar Garcia, the farm’s lead agronomist and thus kept in house all of the knowledge of the particular pieces of land they were adding to their estate. Having expert knowledge of the land you work is absolutely essential for not only day to day care but also for ensuring the same quality is kept for years to come.
To really get a sense for Caballero’s coffees their Java is not to be missed. We think this particular lot is a beautiful example, delicate, floral and notes of dried fruit and brown sugar.