Merlin Rosibel Nolasco and her husband Darlin are the owners of Darpamer, in Los Planes of Honduras, just north-east of the border with El Salvador. Merlin was born into coffee - her mother Rosalina Calix is a first generation farmer who instilled the "caficultor" spirit in her children Merlin, Freddy and Nora. Today the three siblings collaborate on each others' farms, and are all involved in the production of specialty coffee.
Merlin has been working Darpamer for almost 10 years. She grows Catuai and Lempira, along with fruit trees including orange, lime and banana. She has his own wet mill at the farm fed by a natural waterfall.
This lot was processed as a prolonged washed fermentation. Cherries were selectively hand picked and sorted before being pulped, fermented and washed. The coffee was then placed on raised beds inside a solar drier and gently and uniformly dried over 25 days. Merlin's coffee tastes like Mango, Cranberry and Cacao. We're drinking it as Batchie and Espresso, its freaking delicious, fruity and punchy. You should drink some too ;)
- words by Wood & Co Coffee Roasters. Browse more coffee beans from Wood & Co here.
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