We first discovered and established a direct trade relationship with Wilmer Peraza in 2016. As a different varietal than what is common to the region, Peraza’s coffee immediately stood out from the other samples that were brought back to Ohio. While most Honduran coffees center on more citrus or floral notes, Peraza’s Parainema beans trended fruitier.
Peraza is very young for a farmer, only 26 years old when we first met. With Wilmer’s age came optimism and innovation, and in addition to where he sees the future in coffee growing, he is very particular in how his coffee harvested. While many farms go through three harvests in a season, Wilmer is looking for a very specific shade of red from his cherries and most seasons he will do four or five different harvests.
Flavor Notes: Black Cherry, Orange Peel, Clove
Scale 1–10: Acidity 5, Body 4, Sweetness 5, Roast 3
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