Honduras Maria Bonita (Organic) Espresso

Dulce de leche, cherry and cranberry. Buttery, full bodied and sweet.

  • Organic
  • Shade Grown
  • Handpicked
  • Glyphosate Free

  • One of our favourite Honduran coffees returns for 2022, from producer Pedro Turcios’ Finca Maria Bonita located in Marcala, Honduras. This washed process Icatu microlot was harvested in March 2021, at the peak of Marcala’s coffee season. 

    Situated at an altitude of 1,470 meters, Finca Maria Bonita is a model organic coffee farm that has a long history in Pedro’s family. Founded by his mother, Maria, before Pedro was born, the coffee farm has been part of Pedro’s life throughout. Named “Maria Bonita” (Beautiful Maria) in honor of his mother, grandmother and nieces – all Maria – Pedro’s family legacy in coffee is rooted in the land that grew this coffee. 

    Pedro takes pride in pushing the boundaries of organic coffee quality, having gained his diploma from INFOP and untaken extensive cupping and quality training from IHCAFE, as well as striving to be the model organic farm in his cooperative. 

    • Producers Pedro Turcios
    • Farm Finca Maria Bonita
    • Processing Washed
    • Varieties Catuai, Icatú, Pache, H-27
    • Harvest March 2021
    • Altitude 1470 masl
    • Region Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
    • 19.8

      ground coffee dose

    • 29


    • 44g

      espresso shot yield

    • 93.5º

      brew temperature

    Sweet and well balanced, you should find clean, balanced citrus notes when properly extracted. We found these presented most clearly at this 1:2.2 ratio.

    This recipe was developed on a La Marzoco Linea PB, using an Anfim SPII+ grinder. We encourage you to play around to meet your personal tastes and equipment setup.

  • One of our favourite Honduran coffees returns for 2022, hailing from producer Pedro Turcios’ Finca Maria Bonita located in Marcala, Honduras. 

    Pedro Turcios cultivates Catuai, Icatú, Pache and H-27 varieties on his farm, Finca Maria Bonita – named in honour of his mother, grandmother and nieces who all bear the name “Maria”, with “Bonita” meaning beautiful. A third-generation coffee farmer and youngest of five siblings, Pedro was raised by his single mother who instilled in him a love for coffee and taught them how to plant, produce and process coffee. Among his siblings, Pedro focused most on coffee and is one of the initial graduates from coffee cupping training by the Honduran Coffee Institute, IHCAFE. He went on to gain a diploma from INFOP, and uses his knowledge and continual learning to drive quality and experimentation at Finca Maria Bonita. 

    Pedro is a member of COMSA, a progressive Fairtrade and Organic cooperative located in Marcala, La Paz, whose goal is to invest in organic production, rather than conventional. COMSA continues to innovate and experiment with organic practices, always with the emphasis on ecological balance, preserving local plant life and maintaining good soil health. Though he has personally only been a member of COMSA for 5 years, his mother was a member before him and represented the family at the cooperative. 

    Pedro’s vision is for Finca Maria Bonita to be a model organic coffee farm. He is constantly striving for perfection and keeps a clean and tidy farm with clearly labelled coffee variety gardens and stringent farming practices. On this he says “If I’m going to put it my mom’s name, I’ll have to keep it this way “bonita” (beautiful) because of her.” 


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