The Atlas Collection is a line of limited-release coffees intended to highlight our sourcing values—quality, ethics, collaboration, and integrity—our tools for exploring the complex world of coffee. This exceptional Gesha produced by the Mierisch family on their farms in Honduras embodies the value of integrity.
Our longstanding and deeply collaborative relationship with the Mierisch family has opened up a unique opportunity for us to present this exceptional coffee, a Gesha from their Santa Lucia farm in Honduras. The cup profile offers layers of florals and tropical fruits with a complex sweetness. We taste jasmine, lime, white chocolate, papaya, and peach in the cup.
Throughout our long partnership with Fincas Mierisch in Nicaragua, we have purchased coffees from their farms every year since we first began roasting coffee. In recent years, the Mierisch family purchased three small farms in Honduras, where they have been working consistently on improving quality and productivity. After investing several years of hard work into these farms, they submitted a lot of a Gesha variety to the Cup of Excellence competition in Honduras and won first place with an average score of 94 points.
Many months ago, Fincas Mierisch began working on the lots they were hoping to submit to this year’s competition, but when the COE was cancelled due to the pandemic, they began to look for other avenues to bring these special coffees to market and approached us about a collaboration.
We’re proud to highlight their work and expertise, as well as to honor the mission of the COE of providing producers with pathways to a higher level of agency, by bringing you this delightful Gesha, which was processed from cherry to bean entirely by the Mierisch family.
OriginRio Bonito, Siguatepeque, Comayagua, Honduras