One of each of our Coffee Blossom Honeys!
Three distinct micro-lots of Coffee Blossom Honey from acclaimed Guatemalan coffee producers. The Producer Series highlights each of these talented producers and shares the unique flavor, origin, and story of each micro-lot.
- Jorge Mendez is the original single-origin producer of Coffee Blossom Honey from the legendary farm Finca El Apiario (“Honeybee Farm”). El Apiario honey exhibits a well-balanced body with brown sugar and vanilla aromas. Flavors of peach, chamomile, caramel, and orange are finished with delicate lavender notes.
Ana Maria Ortega grew up with bees. The apiary was close to the house, and she recalls consuming the sticky rich honeycomb as much as inhaling the intoxicating fragrance of coffee blossoms. Her father lovingly kept the apiary.
But when Ana Maria was just seventeen, her parents died tragically. The farm was hers, and she poured her grief into running Finca Los Angeles, waking up before dawn to pick and process cherries, raking in her parchment after dark. But the bees floundered. The hives nearly died out as Ana Maria had no idea how to care for them. Through years of hard lessons and support from neighbors, she learned how to successfully partner with both coffee plants and bees. Now, Ana Maria highlights these challenges as catalysts for her growth into the leader she is today. Aside from cultivating excellent coffee at Los Angeles and Piedra Partida, Ana Maria Ortega is proud to share her delicious honey.
Otto Herrera is a third generation coffee producer and has over 50 years of experience growing specialty coffee. La Esperanza Coffee Blossom Honey is an extension of the Herrera family’s legacy of quality and innovation. La Esperanza offers a complex, crystallized profile with a wild floral and citrusy aroma. Bursting flavors of red apple, kiwi and jasmine greet your first taste, followed by warm cinnamon and sweet lemonade finish.
This honey is very dense and during the winter months may arrive partly crystallized. Soaking the jar in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes will return it to a honey consistency.