Honduras Las Nieves
Floral and tropical with flavors of juicy yet elegant citrus like bergamot with a pine-like finish
El Cedral, Santa Barbara (1670m)
Traditionally Washed Red Pacas
Las Nieves is our first relationship coffee, and it holds a special place in our heart and Saint Frank story. Discovered in 2012 by Benjamin Paz of nearby Beneficio San Vicente, we were determined to connect with new coffees and to develop specialty quality and relationships.
The original Las Nieves was a combination of two brothers, Milton and Alexi. At our first meeting, Milton suggested the name Las Nieves (“snow”) because the mountain ridge was so cold and the trees were white with flowers like snow. A few months later this newly separated coffee would become a Good Food Award Finalist.
This year Milton has doubled his production, and with the two brothers now having their own coffees, Milton has insisted on keeping the Las Nieves name. Milton’s lot is solely red pacas, and while lacking some of the depth that the catimor offered from Alexi’s coffee last year, Milton’s coffee offers a classic Santa Barbara pacas profile with brilliantly clean tropical acidity. This year's coffee is washed with their hand-cranked mill and cement tank and then dried on covered beds built with the help of Saint Frank.