Honduras, Finca Cascaritas
Finca CascaritasProducer: Moises Hidardo Hernandez
Farm: Finca Cascaritas
town: Santa Rosa de Copán
Altitude: 1300 MASL
Crop Year: 2021
Cup Profile: Red Apple, Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Almond
Story Behind – Finca Cascaritas & Moises Hidardo
I’M A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC, HARD WORKING PERSON, AND I THRIVE WHEN I CAN FOCUS ON MULTIPLE CHALLENGES AT A TIME, ALWAYS AIMING FOR PERFECTION.
Although I currently work in various positions, my entire life is built around coffee. It started in my crib, as I was born a fourth generation coffee farmer. But I am also the initiator of Cafesmo, I develop various aspects of our organization, and my fiancée and I own a specialty coffee shop where we serve single origin coffee and Honduran fine cacao in the town of Santa Rosa de Copán.
Until this day though, I feel happiest when I wake up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee in V60 and then walk to my finca, which is only two minutes from my home, to check how the newest plants are faring, or to manage the farm.
In the evenings, around sunset, when I sit on our patio with a cup of coffee, I’m often inspired, looking over the valley all the way to Chalatenango in El Salvador, which is only a few miles from my house. I like to think about the details and specs of every micro-lot.
I’ve been preparing micro-lots since 2015 and I love to experiment. With new or barely known varietals, with processes, especially anaerobic fermentation and different types of bags or tanks. Sometimes this leads to very pronounced, even radical flavor patterns, extremely fruity, tropical, effervescent or with hints of sweet grape and red wine. Spectacular, but not suitable for everyone’s pallet.
Therefore, we also prepare natural, honey and washed specialty coffees with exciting and unique descriptors, but more accessible and not exclusively for connoisseurs.