Carlitos Heins - Naturally Processed


Grind Whole Bean
Size 16oz

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Charlie Heins runs our partner organization, Aldea Development, in La Union, Honduras. After living there for 6 years, he decided to buy a small coffee farm of his own. This limited-release coffee is called Carlitos, which means little Charlie in Spanish. We have roasted his coffee as a light to medium roast. 


Tasting Notes: Juicy, Blueberry, Bakers Chocolate. 

Varietal: 100% Yellow Catui

Name of Farm: Finca El Desvio

Elevation: 1,520 Meters

Process: Natural

Score: 86

Single-Farmer Microlot: La Unión, Honduras | Partners Since 2018

80% IHCAFE90 & 20% Red Catuai

Location: Finca El Desvío, El Joconal, Chimizal, Honduras.
Elevation: 1515m

Cupping Notes from Origin: Red Fruit, Strawberries, Creamy Body, Honey
Cupping Score from Origin: 85.5

Coffee Information

About the farmer

Charlie Heins, known in La Union as “Carlitos” or “Little Charlie”, is the president of our non profit organization, Aldea Development. He originally hails from Spring Lake, MI.

How to brew

We love to enjoy Carlitos’ coffee with its notes of red fruit, strawberries, and honey, as a cold brew. Cold brewing extracts the natural sweetness and fruity flavors while minimizing bitterness. The creamy body created by cold brewing highlights the fruitiness of the coffee, and the honey notes add a touch of complexity, resulting in a refreshing and smooth extraction. For our cold brew, we recommend using 96oz of water for every 1lb of coffee, and steeping it for 24 hours before straining.

Online orders are packaged to ship on Tuesdays and Fridays. No matter when you place your order, it will ship within 4 days.

We are currently roasting full days, Monday through Friday. So, yes! Your coffee should be freshly roasted, and ready to drink upon receiving. Our roastery team is incredibly mindful about ensuring your coffee will be at its best when it arrives to you.

Whew, this is a question! Aldea is different for 3 main reasons. 

First, Aldea grew out of a non-profit organization working in Honduras. Through this relationship, we can purchase coffee directly from the farmer and pay our farmers at a minimum, 50% above fair-trade. 

Second, we roast our coffee in small batches of 15 pounds at a time. This allows us to have more control over our profiles, and maintain consistency batch to batch. 

Third, we became a Certified B Corp in 2020. Certified B Corps are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. This certification holds us accountable to make the best decisions for our employees, the coffee farmers, and the communities we work in. 

Aldea Coffee is a people-and-planet-before-profit, B Corp. By partnering directly with farmers, roasting specialty coffee, and serving you, we strive to bring the highest level of social and environmental engagement to all the communities in which we work.