Gonzalo Castillo purchased the three-hectare Finca La Tejana only five years ago, with an eye to producing Pacas coffee for the specialty market. Guided by his brother and drawing on passed-down family wisdom, the Castillos farm coffee along with complementary crops like banana, allspice, and rambutan. Starting small has allowed Gonzalo to be meticulous and hands-on with his processing, and the results are on a constant upward trajectory. We're enamored (as always) with the classic Santa Barbara region Pacas flavor profile, with herbaceous notes of apple and berry, along with tangy fruit candy.
Gonzalo Castillo, Honduras
You might say we're addicted to coffees from Santa Barbara, Honduras. Luckily, third-generation coffee farmer Gonzalo Castillo is here for us (and for you) with a pitch-perfect coffee that gives sour watermelon candy, tamarind, and pink apple vibes.