The Central American coffees are great at all roast levels and, for our espresso connoisseurs, these also make a dynamite espresso.
Central American crops are just about to start. We have had a couple of reports from Honduras that indicate a decent crop with a much lower production drop than was feared back in April of this year. Weather patterns have been good (with a reported exception on the pacific side). Currently, rains have not been excessive and the feared come back of leaf rust has not become an issue to date. The coming crop in Guatemala is estimated 10 – 15% down, with talk of abandon coffee plantation in the eastern part of the country. The regions of San Marcos and Huehue look to be normal. Fraijanes and Nuevo Oriente look to be early as a result of early flowering back in February combined with good rain patterns throughout the year.