Las Lajas, Honduras 300g
Grown in the remote high elevations of the Comayagua mountain range in Honduras by Antonio Ramirez, Las Lajas is filled with slight floral aromatics that leads towards a silky texture and a beautiful citrus-like acidity. As the cup cools, a candied sweetness is highlighted by notes of milk chocolate and nougat.
Antonio Ramirez became one of the very first to grow coffee in the remote Comayagua mountain range over 30 years ago when he found coffee plants sprinkled throughout a piece of land that he took over. Through the early years, he found their colder weather, due to elevation, was too harsh for the common variety (Pacas) in Honduras to survive, so he focused his efforts on his Typica and Bourbon plants. He continued to grow his coffee production for over 27 years to support his growing family through the only method available to him, selling coffee in cherry to local intermediaries for low prices. It was only 2 years ago that Antonio was able to access the true value and opportunity for his coffee when he found enough support to begin processing his own cherry and selling it for improved prices to the global specialty market.
Las Lajas - Candied Orange, Floral, Milk Chocolate
Origin: San Miguel de Selguapa, Comayaga
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Producer: Antonio Ramirez
Detour coffees are sold as whole bean
The Detour Story
Detour was born in 2009 in a back alleyway in Dundas, Ontario. One of Canada’s earliest specialty coffee roasters, the brand was built on the idea that coffee should be more than just mindless morning fuel. Our founder, Kaelin McCowan, believed that if he sourced and secured the highest quality green coffees in the world, and roasted fresh to order, people would fall in love with what’s in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We continue to strive to elevate coffee and act as industry leaders through ongoing experimentation and development.
We go far and wide for our beans, visiting the source directly to develop sustainable, quality-focused relationships with the world's best farms and specialty coffee leaders. These relationships are built on mutual respect and a commitment to creating the best coffee.
By traveling to where it grows, we are able to build connections with the mills, exporters and farmers themselves to better understand and source our favourite coffees. Ultimately, we look for people that love coffee as much as we do.
Careful roasting highlights the character of each coffee and balances all the flavours.
We roast fresh-to-order and constantly monitor and adjust to match the perfect profile every time. Time and temperature are critical. It can come down to seconds. Too dark and the character of the coffee can be lost. Too light and the flavours are underdeveloped, sour; we’re leaving behind the coffee’s potential by dropping it from the roaster too soon.
We're a little obsessed– always experimenting and tinkering. Our roasters are passionate about coffee to the point of mild insanity. Which is just how we like it.