AROMA & TASTING NOTES
LEMON, HONEY, CHOCOLATE, FLORAL
Coffee Origin: Central America
Coffee Certification: Fair Trade Organic
This Premium Fair Trade Organic decaffeinated blend was inspired by the setting sun behind the famous Mayan ruins of Copan. It contains our Mayan decaffeinated coffee which creates a subtle sweetness with notes of lemon and honey, accented by a hint of floral with a smooth, chocolaty finish. These beans are decaffeinated using the Royal Select Water Process thus allowing the coffee to retain most of its original flavor profile.
The Mayan Sunset decaffeinated blend is perfect for anyone who enjoys a full bodied coffee but is looking for a caffeine-free option for the start of their day or for an after dinner coffee.
All of our Central American coffees are grade SHG and are of the highest quality specialty coffees available.
ROASTMASTER SUGGESTION: SMOOTH BOLD ROAST
Dutch Baby Pancake, Roasted Garlic Chicken Salad In Red Pepper Boats, Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With 6-Minute Egg, Lemon Tahini Tuna Salad, Chicken and Waffles, BBQ Meatloaf Muffins With Sweet Potato Topping, Blackberry-Citrus Granola Bowl, Sesame Baked Chicken Thighs, Multigrain Pancakes with Almond Butter Drizzle, Saucy Skillet-Poached Eggs, Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Quick Chicken Pho, Browned Butter Whole-Wheat Muffins, Matcha-Glazed Donuts, Paleo Salmon Cakes, Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Shredded Pork, Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce, Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches, Kale, and Avocado, Avocado Tuna Salad, Hummus Breakfast Tacos, Banana Flax Muffins, Sheet Pan Saffron and Plums, Turkey Meatballs, Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffins, Southwest Turkey Stuffed Peppers, Creme Brulée French Toast, Spicy Jalapeño-Broccoli Falafel, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Southwestern Sweet Potato and Egg Hash, Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll Ups, Egg-in-a-Hole Quesadilla, Pink Velvet Waffles
Honduras Marcala Estate is grown by a group a farmers under the name, “Cafe Organico Marcala S.A. or COMSA. It originated from a group of organized producers in the Savings and Credit Rural Box of 2000, interested in selling their coffee to differentiated markets and at better prices. With the support of FUNDER it was founded on December 13th, 2001 as a Variable Stock Corporation. It is formed by 316 partners. COMSA produces around 26,145 quintals of exportable golden coffee. It has the necessary facilities for the wet processing procedure, hiring the processing services for the exportation. Currently the company exports coffee with the Fair Trade Seal, Bio-Latin Organic and Denomination of Origin Marcala (DOP), there are advances for the certification of 50 producers for the UTZ seal.
The Royal Select Water Decaffeination process uses clean, pure water from the highest mountain in Mexico. In the decaffeination process, the green coffee beans are immersed in water in order to extract the caffeine. The water contains the soluble components of the coffee beans which hold the elements of the individual coffee’s flavor, so that during the extraction of the caffeine the beans maintain their original taste components. The resulting coffee is 99.9% caffeine free. Once the decaffeination is finished the beans are dried and packed. We are finding the coffee decaffeinated in this ultra modern Mexican plant to be the purest and cleanest we have found. In addition, the process can be performed on relatively small lots of coffee – this means top quality coffees, rather than volume coffees – can be decaffeinated.
COFFEE GRADING IN HONDURAS
Honduran coffees are graded based upon the altitude at which they were grown and classified as either Strictly High Grown (SHG), High Grown (HG), and Central Standard. Coffee trees grown in select mountainous regions in altitudes between 4,000 and 6,000 foot elevations are considered specialty coffees. The low temperatures and high altitudes aid in producing a slow maturing fruit as well as a harder, more dense bean. High Grown (HG) coffee grows at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,900 feet above sea level, and Central Standard below an altitude of 2,300 feet in a warmer climate. Once the coffee is harvested, the raw beans are all hand sorted by what is called the European Preparation (EP), to remove any defective beans and foreign material.
100% Specialty Grade Arabica