Onyx Coffee Lab El Salvador Santa Rosa Honey
El Salvador Santa Rosa Honey
Story: This coffee is another returning favorite from last year. Producer Jorge Raul Rivera is a honey process specialist in Chalatenango and a long time friend of Jon and Onyx. He's become known for sweet and clean coffees and even sweeter hospitality. They’ve been buying his coffee since they met him 6 years ago.
Roaster’s Notes: Concord Grape - Demerara Sugar - Rose - Dark Chocolate
Our Take: This year's crop is far less tropical than last year's. Onyx's notes are pretty spot on. We're getting dark grape and chocolate notes with slight hints of florals.
Roaster Background: Onyx Coffee Lab, based out of Arkansas, is widely known as the industry leader in transparent and ethical green coffee buying. They don’t operate on payment contracts; everything is paid for 50% up front and 50% when it lands. They freely share what they pay per pound green and what they internally score each coffee at.
They’re also known for tacking on extra for producers doing good in their communities to help support those initiatives such as building schools and infrastructure.