The time and labor-intensive black honey process is what gives these beans their sweet complexity. You’ll smell honey-nut cereal and taste juicy notes of apricot, watermelon, cherry. Let this cup be a lush reminder of summer to come...
This is the second year of our ongoing collaboration with the superb coffee of Don William Murillo. This year’s lot has been processed using the “black honey” method, among the most prized and labor-intensive of all honey-processing techniques. This lot is one of the best examples of the black honey process that we’ve ever encountered. In the cup, the juicy watermelon note is accompanied by low tones of pecan and toasted oats. The fruit notes gain complexity as the coffee cools, and watermelon becomes cherry. Clean, juicy finish.
"Although there are soe unique notes in this roast with it's almost cereal-like finish, it doesn't feel completely balanced. It has an almost metallic finish and would be better with more acidity to it." (3 out of 5)
"Really great light roast (which tend to be my favorites). Loved the oat, nut and cherry tastes in this coffee, very light and non-acidic, easy to drink. I didn't get the flavor/taste of watermelon. This one is good both black and with a little creamer. " (5 out of 5)
"4.8 / 5 Fantastic balance - modestly tart, and as smooth as can be. A tint of pure earth and flora, hearty oats, smooth pecans, and a twinge of honey apricot and cherry. Not catching the watermelon yet - but this coffee is amazing. Tastes of the memories of childhood summertime evenings. Amazing." (5 out of 5)
"This was a really enjoyable light roast. The honey-nut notes were well-balanced with the fruity notes. Not sure that I would ever be able to detect notes of watermelon in coffee (and honestly the description was off-putting because of that), but overall great cup of coffee." (4 out of 5)