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#141 Holmen Coffee: Holmen Havana

#141 Holmen Coffee: Holmen Havana
2020-06-18 Miyuki Ito


Dark, sweet tobacco・Smoky wood・Nutty aftertaste

Holmen Havana

Holmen Coffee

Roaster: Junho Kim

Holmen Havana is made primarily from beans sourced from the south-east of the island of Cuba. Coffee is grown on the steep hills of the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in a unique soil mixture of clay and sand. The area is overlooked by Pico Torquino, the starting point of the Cuban revolution in 1956. This coffee is an absolute rarity, as only a few bags are exported every year.

Combining Cuban beans with Ugandan Bugisu AA and Indian Parchment AB and roasting it dark we get hints of spicy
tobacco, nuts, dark chocolate and smokey wood. It’s rich and dark flavour is strong, but with a very little bite in the palate and leaves a long-lasting and pleasant aftertaste of nutty chocolate.

Country: Cuba, Uganda, India
Region: Sierra Maestra (Cuba), near Mt. Elgon (Uganda)
Growing Altitude: 1500–1800 m (Cuba), 1300–2400 m (Uganda), 400–1200 m (India)
Processing: Washed


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