I find Lote Cedro to be a very enjoyable example of a Central American coffee. The dry fragrance ranges from toasted nut, and a honey sweetness, to a more fruited fragrance in darker roasts. The cup has a pleasant but not excessive brightness, which continues into darker roasts as well. This current batch is a melange, or mixture of dark and light roasts.
Finca Candelaria is a large, older farm, which had been neglected but is currently being restored and revitalized. This lot is a typical wet process Central American coffee, and was put together from day lots selected by the buyers at Sweet Maria’s.