Lot 12: Moroccan Black Honey

Named after its dark brown parchment colour, our 26 Brix or above cherries are taken directly from the pulping machine and to the sun drying patios in wheelbarrows. This is so they avoid any naturally remaining fruit pulp and mucilage to wash off and get a crisp sunbathe, always taking care of not scorching them during high temperature hours of the day. Using our innovative shade cloth over our sun drying patios, we carefully move it every 30 minutes for approx 8 days. 

We then take them to our African beds greenhouse, so they can slowly dry. With all mucilage on the beans, they dry in the greenhouses for a few days, still absorbing all the fruity sugars.Once it reaches a perfect humidity of 10.5%, it is then taken to our resting warehouse which is on the ground floor beneath a wooden building to create the perfect storage climate of 20°-21°.

Lot Description

Reference Number:12
Opening Bid:$4.00/lb
Weight:300 lbs
Varietal:San José Ocaña’s original
Process:Moroccan Black Honey
Producer Cupping Notes:Black Tea, juicy, caramel, sweet, fruity, lemon tea acidity, honey, ripe fruits, molasses, short aftertaste
Location:San Juan Sacatepequez
Producer:Guillermo Sanchez

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Farm details

Producer Name: Guillermo Sanchez
Farm Name: Finca San José Ocaña
Region: Sacatepéquez Department
Farm Size: 175.0 ha
Founding Year: 1905
Altitude Range: 1905 to 1955 masl
Number of Coffee Trees: 150 acres plants
Location: San Juan Sacatepequez
Farm Elevation: 200m - 250m
Average Rainfall: 1400 millimeters a year

Producer Story:

San Jose Ocaña has been in the family for over 100 years, and has always been a sustainable agricultural operation, which started mainly as a forestry farm management. In time, it evolved to be a fine coffee producing farm, serving only the prime specialty coffee market. This is mainly as result of its high altitude, good clayish soils and varietals.

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