Coffee Reviews

Bongo Java Roasting Co. - Honduras, Marcala

Coffee Origin:
Honduras, Marcala

Coffee Species

Coffee Varietal
Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas

Coffee Elevation
1,200 – 1,600 m

Coffee Farm/ Producers
Cafe Organica Marcala South America

Coffee Roasting Date, Roaster
Bongo Java Roasting Co. - 6/2/2016

Coffee Processing



The beans have the fragrance of hemp seed, dill, green apple, light brown sugar, lilac, dried apricot, prickly pear, raspberry, sassafras root, nougat, metallic, yellow tea and soil

The grounds have the fragrance of apricot, yellow squash, lilac, prickly pear, yellow tea, grape leaf, raspberry, summer savory, mulberries, cocoa powder, honeysuckle, soil, and nougat




The aroma of this coffee is of soil, bakers chocolate, sassafras root, black apple, baked apricot, prickly pear, lilac, soil, summer savory, chipotle, and toasted almond

This is a heavy bodied coffee that is thick with a syrupy mouthfeel that is sweet and clean

This is a high acidity coffee that is bright and slightly sour with a strong forward punch that is juicy with a lingering after taste like of dried apple

The flavors of this coffee are of maple syrup, baked black apple, sassafras root, mulberries, white cranberry, apricot, squash blossom, amaranth, bakers chocolate, sandalwood, nougat, red grapefruit pith, and prickly pear 

As it cools notes of orange blossom and cream develops along with delicate floral notes like of orchid and a subtle note of chamomile



The aroma of the cup is of soil, raspberry, clove stem, cocoa powder, sassafras root, condensed milk, orchid, dried apricot, white cranberry, leather, and lard

The body is just as the cupping just has a velvety texture that lingers instead

The acidity is still high but has mellowed and is better structured with a clean finish

The flavors of this cup are of dark chocolate, black apple, chipotle, soil, molasses, cane sugar, walnut, toast, pomelo, yeast, and prickly pear

This coffee is good on the Aeropress but does not inhase the flavors. This only gives you a good cup of coffee and for that I do recomend this coffee on here




The aroma of the cup are of black currant, walnut, pomelo, green apple, soil, tamarind paste, light brown sugar, sassafras root, prickly pear, cocoa powder, and dried apricot

The body of the coffee is weaker with a tea like consistency with a silky smooth texture

The acidity is at its weakest of the brewing with it having more of a chalky and dry soil bitterness

The flavors of this cup are of apricot, red apple, soil, dark chocolate, sassafras root, prickly pear, bakers chocolate, baked black apple, pomelo pith, leather, lilac, and mulberries

I do not recomend this coffee on Gino as it makes this coffee more of a dirty water taste and texture