Peach, apricot, nectarine, and cherry. Sweet orange and bergamot. Juicy and bright with a bit of brown sugar on the finish. Fun and punchy profile to carry us through the last heatwaves of summer.
Wildcat 2018 late summer / early fall, we selected coffees from Ethiopia and Honduras. For the Ethiopia component, we chose forest grown, heirloom/landrace varieties from Yabitu Koba washing station, located in the high hills of Guji. The coffee is stonefruit forward, and gives the blend a bright, juicy, and floral character. Although harvested at the beginning of 2018, Yabitu Koba really opens up and shines during our late summer months, holding strong throughout the rest of the year.
Yabitu’s higher tones are complemented by a regional lot from El Cielito, in Santa Barbara, Honduras. El Cielito's washed catuaí and caturra gives Wildcat hints of brown sugar and preserved fruit, and a bit of stonefruit as well. El Cielito is a prime growing region, high on Santa Barbara Mountain’s eastern, lake facing slopes. Harvest occurs much later here than it does in other regions of Honduras. Sometimes the final pickings of the higher reaches of the mountain last through late May and early June.