Carlos Ramos Parainema



Country: Honduras

Farmer: Carlos Ramos

Region: El Cielito, Santa Bárbara

Mill/Washing Station: Beneficio San Vicente

Varietals: Parainema

Elevation: 1650 m

Tasting Notes: flan, tamarind, green apple

Parainema is a hybrid created in Honduras to be leaf rust resistant and effective against invasive nematodes when coffee is planted in close proximity to banana plants/trees. It's a fairly polarizing variety on the cupping table, with many admirers and several detractors. But guess what, we wouldn't offer Carlos's Parainema lot if we didn't love it. Parainema is known for herbaceous and acidity. This one is very juicy - sugarcane-ish, green apple, malic acidity and candied orange. It can be a lil stinky (vegetal) on the nose initially but dissipates quickly and turns citric and bright in the cup. It's a weird coffee in weird times.  Zippy.