Location: Tierra Colorada, Chinacla, La Paz, Honduras
Altitude: 1700 masl
Varieties: Lempira, Paranaima, Icatu, Villasarchi
When we first tasted the microlots from Oscar’s Finca Cual Bicicleta in 2013, we knew we had found something special. Thanks to the premium price he receives for his effort, Oscar was able to purchase land for his newest farm, “Finca Vi Un Pato Montado En Una Bicicleta Iba A La Finca” in 2018. The unusual name translates to “I Saw A Duck Riding A Bicycle That Went To The Farm” Farm. It is named after a preschool drawing by Dynamite co-owner Andy Gibbon’s son, Jack, that Oscar admired over breakfast while visiting us in Black Mountain. It celebrates the close relationship between Dynamite and Oscar Omar Alonzo.
It can take several years for a new farm to produce its first crop, and this year we were fortunate to be able to purchase the entire inaugural harvest. The farm is notable for it’s extremely high altitude. This results in slower bean development and a finer, more delicate flavor in the finished coffee. Oscar also uses Finca Vi Un Pato as an experimental farm to test new techniques and varietals, including the famed Gesha and a Gayo Satu seedling Andy brought back from travels in Sumatra.