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Monte Cristo (Decaf) - Honduras

Monte Cristo (Decaf) - Honduras

Hazelnut, Milk chocolate, and Blackberries

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Coffee at Monte Cristo Estate is meticulously grown using environmentally friendly practices and a lot of care is taken during the milling and drying processes. To facilitate this, the farm has increased its solar drying area to accommodate larger volumes while maintaining quality control.

This lot is mechanically pulped, leaving around 4.5% of mucilage (sticky fruit). It is fermented anaerobically, then washed and rinsed. The coffee is then dried on patios for 40 hours, then on elevated beds for 7-15 days, and finally machine dried for 25 hours.

This lot was decaffeinated at the Descamex factory in Mexico. Descamex uses processes free of any chemicals. Coffee processed in this plant is organic and processed with the mountain waters that flow from the tip of Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Each batch of green coffee is soaked in water until the soluble components seep out of the beans. The caffeine-extracted fluid is passed through a filter that extracts the caffeine from this solution. The coffee to be decaffeinated is then rehydrated and placed in the tank under optimal temperatures, vacuum, and pressures for the caffeine to be extracted. This solution then combines the crystal-clear waters of Pico de Orizaba and imparts the flavour and top notes that identify a coffee and its origin. After the extraction, the beans are triple-dried before being polished and physically and chemically analysed for remaining caffeine.

Region: Veracruz
Country: Honduras
Elevation: 1,050 masl
Variety: Caturra, Catuai Rojo y Amarillo, Java, Marcelleza, Etiozar, Anacafe 14
Processing: Fully Washed
Decaffeination: Mountain Water Process

PLEASE NOTE: Monastery Coffee process orders on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Coffee is always shipped within 7 days of roasting. 

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  • Roast Profile

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    Espresso Moka pot Pour over Aeropress Drip coffee French press
    Single origin Single Origin
    Decaf Decaffeinated
    Organic Best served Black or with Milk
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    Brewing notes

    For espresso, use pre-infusion, lowering pump pressures to 6-7 bar and using Weiss Distribution Technique (WDT).

  • Taste Profile

    Rich & Earthy
    Tasting Notes

    Hazelnut, Milk chocolate, and Blackberries


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Medina Family

Hacienda Monte Cristo Estate is a family-run, fifth generation, coffee-producing farm since 1916 in Western Honduras, very close to the border of Guatemala. The farm lies in the fertile valleys of the Mayan Mountains.

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Monastery Coffee are a small batch roaster of traceable coffee, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

As a roaster, Monastery Coffee feel it is their role to firstly, roast only to preserve and highlight the individual qualities inherent in each coffee due to the meticulous work of the producers, and secondly, to make sure the consumer knows who the producers are and where the coffee came from.

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