Berry, Red Wine, Chocolate

Berry, Red Wine, Chocolate

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Bomba De Fruta #3

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Marcala, Honduras


Variety: Catuai

Processing: Natural

Origin: Marcala, Honduras

Producers: The Caballero Family

Altitude: 1600m

Score: 87

Bomba de Fruta #3 is the name given to this lot by Marysabel Caballero - an incredible third-generation coffee producer in Marcala, Honduras. We've had coffees from the Caballeros in years past - and we always look forward to their bold flavors! Marysabel and her husband Moises have had a big impact on the reputation of Honduran specialty coffee, producing lots with exacting quality standards and investing in sustainable farming practices. They make organic fertilizer that repurposes coffee cherry pulp and they plant orange, avocado, and banana trees amongst their coffee to increase biodiversity on their farms (and to provide free snacks for their workers).

The Caballeros have only been producing natural coffees for a few years, but this one definitely lives up to its name! We're tasting intensely rich fruit flavors, blackberry and red wine come to mind. There's a nice chocolatey backbone as well - making for a brew that's as decadent as it is delicious. This is a repeat-brewer for sure!

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5.0 out of 5

Juicy !

Delicious pour over!

Araminta Midkiff


Member Since

February '20

4.0 out of 5

Lots of body

If coffee were wine, this would be a cabernet sauvignon. It’s rich, with a plush mouth feel, and has a hint of dark fruit. I like a big and bold coffee during the middle of the day, and this fits the bill nicely

On 02/16/22 Kyle said

Well said--I also brew certain coffee's based on the time of day;)

Mark Russell


Member Since

January '21

5.0 out of 5


Great aromatic natural bean

Collin Zimmerman

San Diego

Member Since

January '18

4.5 out of 5

Delicious, fruity, full-bodied

For years I have tried to find a Central American coffee that I enjoyed, and have usually been disappointed by the offerings of other vendors. Not so with this variety! It's wonderful enough to tempt me into experimenting with other Central American offerings from the Moustache Coffee Club.

On 03/16/22 Kyle said

Hope you are ready to experiment as we have a full slate of very interesting coffees from Central America. Ready, set, brew;)

David Mankins


Member Since

January '22

4.5 out of 5

Excellent bean!

I use a Chemex and this is one of my favorite bean. It is delicious and develops a complex flavor. It consistently pours a wonderful cup, pot after pot.

On 03/16/22 Kyle said

Bomba de Fruta is like a fine wine (chefs kiss)

Lewis Hurwitz


Member Since

May '21

5.0 out of 5

Some of the best I've ever tasted

I've been a member of the coffe club for a couple of years now and gosh, this is one of your best. Every cup I've brewed I've thought, 'wow! This is delicious!' I agree with others that it is rich with blackberry aroma and flavor but not overwhelmingly so, that chocolately backing makes for a really lovely balance, with a smooth finish. I wish I'd ordered more.

On 04/01/22 Kyle said

That's whats up. Bomba de Fruta #3 is roasting again at the end of April. Got it? Get it. Good;)

Aleesa Pagliei


Member Since

May '20

5.0 out of 5

Que Lindo

A beautiful bean capable of rousing the deepest of sleepers from their long winter hibernation.

On 04/18/22 Kyle said

Agradable ser apreciado:)

Caitlin MacSeamus


Member Since

April '22

4.5 out of 5

Bomba De Fruta #3

This is an absolutely delicious coffee--a true 'fruit bomb,' with clear raspberry notes up front and a very balanced, chocolate body at the finish. You'll need to go a long way to find a better tasting coffee from Central America. Long-time subscribers know that this is the kind of coffee that Moustache offers month after month. If you like specialty coffee that you can brew at home, this is the service for you.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

4.0 out of 5

Enjoyed it!

I definitely tasted the fruit notes at the finish, and the chocolate and red wine to much lesser extent. Overall a good coffee!

Nick Simone


Member Since

April '22

4.5 out of 5

Just an amazing coffee!

I just loved this coffee the first time I opened the bag... I love Natural Coffees and this was exceptional. I tried all the methods I have and never disappointed. I ordered now more of this incredible coffee. Is sooo fruity, winey and sweet, and gets better with time. The roasting profile is perfect and even worked with my Gaggia espresso machine, resulting a bright and fruty cup with cranberries, stone fruit and dark cocoa flavors. Please, MC include more natural and fermented coffees for us!

On 05/05/22 Kyle said

I have long suspected this coffee would make a great espresso. So glad you are enjoying it! We have some fun coffees in route:)

Mauro Justiniani


Member Since

April '20

4.5 out of 5


Complex, flavorful and well balanced. One of the easiest coffees I've brewed lately for a consistently great cup. V60 pour over 97° C 25:400 ~ 3 minutes brew time. Perfect.

Mike Berger


Member Since

December '17

5.0 out of 5

The best coffee of all!

“Bomba de frutas”, indeed a perfect title for this coffee, so delicious fruity flavors, wish I could have this coffee everyday, forever🥰

Robert Emerson


Member Since

December '21

4.5 out of 5

Really good!

I was very excited to have this when I saw it on the website. Bomba De Fruta #1 was my favorite and best coffee I’ve ever had in my life and continues to be to this day. This batch was still really good though and for that it deserves all the stars.

Jacob Early


Member Since

November '16